Delving Into the Security of an Internet of Things
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.
Bruce Schneier is author of Data and Goliath (Norton, 2015) and Chief Technology Officer at Resilient Systems, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts.