From webcams and your electric toothbrush to refrigerators and residential thermostats, the internet of things (IoT) has security professionals scrambling. And more and more devices are coming online everyday.
The situation isn’t likely to change any time soon. For manufacturers, it’s much faster -- not to mention less costly -- to design and manufacture a product without worrying too much about security. You know, all that pesky and time consuming testing. Plus, manufacturers -- unlike software companies -- aren’t used to dealing with patches to fix security flaws. Nor do they have an infrastructure for distributing them.
Beware the Krack Attack
Then, of course, we have the Wi-Fi encryption fiasco. The Krack attack. No one knows how bad this is or will become. And it leaves IoT devices particularly vulnerable. As computer scientist Kevin Fu, notes, “For the general sphere of IoT devices, like security cameras, we’re not just underwater, we’re under quicksand under water.” How long will it take to uncover and fix all the vulnerable devices? By most estimates, decades.
Secure Your IoT Data
So, for now, it’s up to the users of IoT data to become an informed consumer and be proactive about security. The threat landscape has definitely changed. Bad actors have many more targets. And traditional, perimeter-based security tactics are largely inadequate.
That’s why this IM Live webcast, A million moving targets: Why security is a whole new game, is so timely. And one you won’t want to miss.
Moderated by Eric Kavanagh, CEO of the Bloor Group, the webcast features Zoomdata’s Ian Fyfe and the Sarrel Group’s Matt Sarrel. In it you’ll learn:
- Why the old ways of protecting data are obsolete
- How new tools can detect threats as they happen via streaming data
- The ways in which micro-queries accelerate data discovery in big data
To view the entire webcast, you can register here.