Context's Scott Lester, Principal Researcher, will be giving a talk at the upcoming SASIG workshop: The Internet of Things. His talk will be about "Lessons from security testing many IoT devices".
About this event:
The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third - the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century - used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution – “The Internet of Things” – is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological.
In its scale, scope and complexity, The Internet of Things will fundamentally alter the way we live and work, and transform entire systems of production, management, and governance. We are at such an early stage of its development that only a very small percentage of the population is truly aware of what has already happened and what is still to come. But remember, less than a generation ago very few people knew about the Internet, only the privileged few used email, e-commerce was in its infancy and online banking was still to come.
In this workshop we will look at the nature and potential of the Internet of Things both at home and in the industrial environment. We will consider its qualities and strengths as well as its darker side – how secure is it, how do we protect our personal privacy, and just how far are we able to trust it? Industry groups and regulators will have to deal with the data privacy and data security issues. Insurers and government legislators will need to develop legal guidelines to protect us against failures of automated systems. Technical, legal and procedural standards must be published to ensure that data can flow freely, safely and securely between all components of the IoT. One thing that is for sure, though, is that the Internet of Things is on its way and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. We can either choose to ignore the tsunami of change that is coming towards us, or we can choose to anticipate it, embrace it and influence it.
What is SASIG?
The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) is a networking forum for those who have an interest in, or a responsibility for, raising awareness of security within their organisations. Context is a proud supporter of SASIG.