If you think our security sitch is bad now, wait till you get a load of the internet of things


Doug Utberg:

We always need to consider that the more complexity we introduce into our lives, the more ways there are for things to go wrong, and go wrong in increasingly unexpected ways.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

There seems to be news of a new massive security breach every day — the latest being the eBay(s ebay) mess. The good news is that because of these breaches, people are starting to get that bad browsing behavior and non-updated software on their smartphones, tablets and PCs can lead to problems.

But, there’s a rash of shiny new devices connecting to the internet that are also vulnerable to a remote attack which will require a new  way to think about security And then there is an array of less glamorous connected things that predate the IoT hype cycle, and that most people don’t even think about as being vulnerable. Your printer, for example, could be a disaster waiting to happen, said Patrick Gilmore, CTO of Boston-based data center provider Markley Group (and former network architect at Akamai(s akam).)

At MIT’s CIO Symposium on Wednesday, Gilmore asked a roomful of IT professionals: “How many of you would…

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