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Windows 7: 6 ways the Internet of Things will transform enterprise security


09 Apr 2014   #1

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6 ways the Internet of Things will transform enterprise security

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Most enterprise security organizations are unlikely to have a spamming refrigerator on top of their list of things to worry about. But news earlier this year that an Internet-connected fridge was co-opted into a botnet that sent spam to tens of thousands of Internet users is sure to have piqued the interest of at least a few.

If nothing, the incident showed how even a benign consumer appliance could pose a danger to enterprises if connected to the Internet without proper security protections.

Over the next few years, analysts expect tens of billions of devices to be connected to the Internet in similar fashion. The so-called Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon promises, or threatens, depending on your point of view, to transform our understanding of the Internet and a networked world. A lot of what will transpire will be on consumer-oriented products. But as with everything in technology, what happens in the consumer world will inevitably affect the enterprise.
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09 Apr 2014   #2

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The better question with the whole "Internet of Things" craze is why would I want to have internet-connected refrigerators, microwaves, toasters, coffee pots, pepper grinders, juice mixers, can openers, and whatever other household appliances imaginable?

I mean sure it's exotic, it's different, it's new, but with all due respect I don't see myself browsing SevenForums on a toaster anytime soon.
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09 Apr 2014   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
The better question with the whole "Internet of Things" craze is why would I want to have internet-connected refrigerators, microwaves, toasters, coffee pots, pepper grinders, juice mixers, can openers, and whatever other household appliances imaginable?
It's not meant to benefit you (i.e. the consumer).
It's meant to provide unprecedented power to Corporations, Governments and Cyber-Criminals.

At the moment, they can only spy on you and perform online harassment.
With this technology (added to their surveillance capabilities) they can literally make anyone's life "a living Hell".

If the "IoT" lift won't open its doors for you, I guess you'll have to take the stairs.

This is has to potential to turn entire countries into "prison camps".
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09 Apr 2014   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
The better question with the whole "Internet of Things" craze is why would I want to have internet-connected refrigerators, microwaves, toasters, coffee pots, pepper grinders, juice mixers, can openers, and whatever other household appliances imaginable?
It's not meant to benefit you (i.e. the consumer).
It's meant to provide unprecedented power to Corporations, Governments and Cyber-Criminals.

At the moment, they can only spy on you and perform online harassment.
With this technology (added to their surveillance capabilities) they can literally make anyone's life "a living Hell".

If the "IoT" lift won't open its doors for you, I guess you'll have to take the stairs.

This is has to potential to turn entire countries into "prison camps".
While I'm usually not one to grab for tinfoil hats, I have to say it's already happening with "smart" TVs:
LG smart TV snooping extends to home networks, second blogger says | Ars Technica
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09 Apr 2014   #5

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That just gives a new meaning to "getting burned by the toaster.."

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
It's not meant to benefit you (i.e. the consumer).
It's meant to provide unprecedented power to Corporations, Governments and Cyber-Criminals.

At the moment, they can only spy on you and perform online harassment.
With this technology (added to their surveillance capabilities) they can literally make anyone's life "a living Hell".

If the "IoT" lift won't open its doors for you, I guess you'll have to take the stairs.

This is has to potential to turn entire countries into "prison camps".
+1...

Monitoring the population's internet activities are no longer sufficient for institutions, be that government or private entities. STING was right:

Quote:
Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you
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09 Apr 2014   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
Monitoring the population's internet activities are no longer sufficient for institutions, be that government or private entities. STING was right:

Quote:
Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you
Prophetic.

I blundered across this today:
Things Run Amok: If Dr. Seuss could comment upon the Internet of things... | ZDNet
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