Protecting the Internet of Things From Hackers and Cyber Thieves
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain February 03, 2017
Cyber thieves, hackers and terrorists are targeting the Internet of Things.
Every device that's connected to the internet is vulnerable. Witness last fall's massive distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on the internet infrastructure provider Dyn. The incident took down some of the net's most heavily trafficked websites. It was a distressing demonstration of the inadequate security that has been put into place to guard against breaches. And it's not just about stolen credit-card data anymore. The growth of the Internet of Things has made critical systems more open to attack than ever before. Everything from home appliances to automobiles, aircraft and the nation's power grid is susceptible. On this episode, we learn of the scope of the problem from attorney Creighton Magid, partner and head of the D.C. office of Dorsey & Whitney. He explains what manufacturers must do in order to protect their connected devices from intrusion. They need to examine "the entire ecosystem" of their products, he says. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.
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A report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on "Strategic Principles for Securing the Internet of Things."