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Michelle
Michelle
10/30/2017 2:11:43 PM
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Re: This was a tough one.
I think you're right about this possibility. I use an app scanner on my phone and I get alerts for apps that are considered safe, but have a low reputation (or not enough reviews in the app store). This alert asks if I'd like to install anyway. I wonder if device access might work that way -- I suspect it would take a lot of time to review devices and approve.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/16/2017 5:04:29 AM
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Re: This was a tough one.
Indeed, @mpouraryan. So much of digital-transformation innovation over the past some odd years has been about innovation in search of a solution rather than the other way around (the latter being the more traditional way of doing things). Consequently, there is even more likelihood of security considerations being left by the wayside.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/16/2017 5:02:49 AM
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Re: This was a tough one.
@mhh: It's ultimately the same scenario as "to BYOD or not to BYOD". Same IT concerns, fundamentally.

The only real primary problems that I can see are enforcement and discovery (I mean, from a security standpoint; there are considerations of accessibility, practicality, employee morale, etc., that also have to be factored in here).

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/16/2017 4:59:46 AM
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Re: This was a tough one.
@afwriter: The onus is never going to be on the consumer because the consumer has little to no reason to care any more than the manufacturers do. Their stuff still fundamentally works for the most part. It's not like when a computer slows down to a crawl when it's infected with botnet malware.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
10/14/2017 3:51:08 PM
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Re: This was a tough one.
> "one could always ban IoT devices from the network.."

Hmm. I wonder how well this would work in practice. Sure, you might be able to ban some list of devices that are known to be insecure.. but what about devices that people want to use, but aren't known to be insecure? This could make it somewhat annoying for IoT networks to grow.. and the incentives aren't going to align to hinder growth.

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afwriter
afwriter
10/13/2017 11:28:41 PM
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Re: This was a tough one.
@Joe, That is an interesting point. The most logical answer may be a mixture of both with a lean towards your suggestion. 

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afwriter
afwriter
10/13/2017 11:17:56 PM
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Re: This was a tough one.
@Joe I think that this is the reason why I feel like IoT is at the bottom of the list. I feel like with consumer IoT there is an extra factor of the consumer choosing IoT devices that add extra security (or not) so the oness is on the consumer and not exclusively the provider. If that makes sense...

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/13/2017 3:25:22 PM
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Re: This was a tough one.
Happy Friday the 13th to all here @TT...

For me, it was iOT as a tactical vote--but as I am listening to Kurzweil & Diamandis talk right now, I can't help but wonder if as @JOE underscored, we're not looking at "beyond the now" and a vision of the future we're yet to realize.

 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/13/2017 3:00:47 PM
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Re: This was a tough one.
@mhh: See, I didn't vote IoT for two reasons.

1) I voted "platforms and devices" -- and "devices" presumably includes "IoT".

2) Even so, the issue of IoT security is better laid at the doorsteps of IoT device manufacturers.

That said, obviously, security is everybody's problem -- regardless of whose "fault" something is -- but there's my two cents.

Besides, one could always ban IoT devices from the network -- or, at least, have an extra vigorous vetting process for IoT devices. Not the most agile or digitally transformative solution, but there you go. Access and security are mortal foes.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
10/13/2017 2:58:26 PM
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Re: This was a tough one.
@Shaunn: That's why there has been so much call for legislation/regulation of consumer IoT devices. Absent that, there appears to be little incentive for consumer-IoT device manufacturers to up their security -- because at the end of the day, their IoT-enabled refrigerators still work as refrigerators fundamentally (botnet zombie or not).

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