Delving Into the Security of an Internet of Things

17:37 minutes

If your car, your thermostat, and your refrigerator are all online and communicating with the world, is enough attention being given to who might be listening—or talking—to your networked things? And what happens if there’s a security flaw in the networking component of, say, your toaster? Security expert Bruce Schneier says that the world is at a crisis point regarding embedded network security, and that an Internet of Things could mean ubiquitous surveillance.

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Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier is author of Data and Goliath (Norton, 2015) and Chief Technology Officer at Resilient Systems, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.

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