IoT vulnerability and security is the next frontier

  • Friday, 24 May 2019 3:30PM EDT (24 May 2019 19:30 UTC)
  • Speaker: Lee Reiber

IoT developers are chiefly concerned about security, as the fundamental assumptions about cybersecurity have changed with the transition to more cloud-based development. IoT devices (like Alexa and Nest) are more popular than ever, and present similar "new frontier" security and privacy challenges. A report by researchers at security firm F-Secure shows that the number of IoT threats doubled in 2018. Device and cloud data can be used to find the source of a breach, as there is a massive amount of data collected by IoT devices with sensors, like: device and account details, user activity, locations, incoming and outgoing messages, calendars, notifications, stored voice commands, cache, cookies, nearby devices, and other valuable information. Discover how the IoT landscape is both a bountiful source of data and a potential cybersecurity risk.