The Evolution of Consumer IoT: The Challenges and the Promise

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Jul 27, 2017
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The Evolution of Consumer IoT: The Challenges and the Promise
July 27, 2017
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“People aren’t willing to spend more money to have better security in the consumer space.” — Joseph Steinberg

In this podcast, IBM Executive Security Advisor Diana Kelley talks with cybersecurity thought leader and SecureMySocial CEO Joseph Steinberg about the many challenges associated with securing the Internet of Things (IoT), particularly when it comes to consumer goods such as smart refrigerators and connected cars.

Taking a unique stance on a much discussed issue, Steinberg highlights the connection between evolutionary biology and technology development, noting that devices like smartphones, smart cameras and smart cars are all actually computers — even if we often don’t take the same security precautions we take with our desktops and PCs.

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Although Steinberg and Kelley agree that security concerns are indeed plentiful when it comes to the IoT, they conclude the podcast with recommendations for improving IoT security — including segmenting networks and covering cameras — and moving toward a future of secure and widespread IoT adoption in both the consumer and enterprise realms.

To learn more, listen to the multipart podcast series, “Five Indisputable Facts about IoT Security” and view the accompanying infographic.

 Read the IBM report: Smart things call for smart risk management

Joseph Steinberg
Cybersecurity Expert and CEO, SecureMySocial

Joseph Steinberg (CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, CSSLP) is a cybersecurity thought leader and technology influencer. He writes a column on cybersecurity for Inc., and ...
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