Secure IoT Through Oversight, Open Source and Open Standards


It should be obvious to just about everyone by now that the current state of affairs concerning the Internet of insecure things threatens the stability of the Internet. This wouldn’t have been such a big deal 15 or 20 years ago, but we’ve now put all of our eggs in the Internet basket, and if it goes down, so does the world economy. Not only that, an undependable and unstable Internet would affect everything from major utilities — phone, power and water — to law enforcement and national defense — in no matter what country you reside.

My idea is that to secure the Internet of things, we need to take a three pronged approach that includes oversight, open source and open standards.

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