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FTC Opens Discussions on IoT Security, Privacy

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Rich Quinnell
Rich Quinnell
11/30/2013 7:26:00 PM
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Re: Re : FTC Opens Discussions on IoT Security, Privacy
It is astounding how much can be inferred from only a little bit of data. The folks making smart meters, for instance, can infer from the patterns of your energy use how many people are in the household, what your wake/sleep patterns are, and a host of other personal details, just based on how much power you use and when. Put together the data from a number of smart home sensors, and you can build a pretty good picture of a household if you wish.

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SachinEE
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11/30/2013 2:44:26 AM
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Re : FTC Opens Discussions on IoT Security, Privacy
@Rich, I totally agree with what you said. The  privacy is the major concern to worry about. Now  a days most of the people  don't  realise how their private messages, information about location etc are being misused.

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Rich Quinnell
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11/29/2013 7:45:02 PM
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Re: Re : FTC Opens Discussions on IoT Security, Privacy
SunitaT, no I imagine it is not as easy as it sounds. But I think that it is a solvable problem and one worth solving.

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SunitaT
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11/25/2013 9:54:35 PM
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Re : FTC Opens Discussions on IoT Security, Privacy
@Rich, It is not easy as it sounds. Finding a common ground between access of patient information and big data analyzing for curing diseases is tough. Moreover if such a model is presented, people may not embrace it well.

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Rich Quinnell
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11/21/2013 1:15:01 PM
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Patient records
Agreed, individual patient records need to be carefully protected for privacy. But at the same time, depersonalized information should be made available for big-data analysis that can spot trends and help identify cause-and-effect in both contracting and curing diseases. How to turn individual data into big data while preserving privacy is one of the big questions needing solution.

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Rich Quinnell
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11/21/2013 1:01:40 PM
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Re: Good news
The potential for big problems is certainly there, especially in places where the IoT gets implemented rapidly and security doesnt get thought through. I fear that the one comment made in the workshop will prove true - we'll have to suffer some disasters before we understand well enough the problems that we will then need to solve.

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mahendra_agarwal
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11/21/2013 12:47:43 PM
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Re: Good news
Agree,  though ARM. intel G&D, Gemalto,and other different companies and other Groups like TCG are working on providing the  HW and SW based Environment  for different  uses casess for IOT platforms for either accessing the data or storage aspect. but I think it shall be in the "rights" of Regular bodies or represtative to define the  "rule of access  and uages of Consumer" data"

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SunitaT
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11/21/2013 2:43:44 AM
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Re : FTC Opens Discussions on IoT Security, Privacy
Consumer privacy has always been at stake on the face of technological developments. The major question that must be asked over here is that who takes care of the biometric data and what happens to the ever increasing biometric data? Moreover, privacy should find a new definition when dealing with Healthcare systems. Hospitals using the Cloud should ensure patient security and has to ensure that anybody who accesses the hospital's record cannot access patient files without the prior recommendation by any certified health officer or the patient's family itself.

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Davidmicro
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11/20/2013 9:46:01 PM
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Re: Good news
All member of the United States House of Representatives need to be educated for IOT future direction and technology  to determine the right direction for all regulation and specification in the viewpoint of homeland security and people. Lobbyist would be teaching the high tech to them.

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L2MyOwnDevices
L2MyOwnDevices
11/20/2013 8:59:32 PM
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Re: Trade organization
IPSO Alliance = 6LoWPAN, and they are Cisco along with some utilities. I'm not sure how strong they are. Geoff Mulligan got taken up to NIST for a special project on cyberphysical systems this year. IoT Forum is interesting, mostly academic membership - good to have researchers, some commercial entities are needed.

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Tom Nolle
SDN's Explicit Forwarding & IoT Security

9|12|14   |   1:52   |   (0) comments


SDN uses a central controller to decide what packets can be forwarded, so it could absolutely control access to IoT elements and provide a high level of security. The problem is scalability; we can't prove based on current usage that SDN could scale to large numbers of sensors and valid users. A second model may be needed.
Tom Nolle
IoT Design & the Control Loop

9|8|14   |   2:01   |   (0) comments


Any sensor application has a path from the sensor through a process point and back to the action point, often called a control loop. You have to pay attention to the length in milliseconds of this path or you risk getting so far behind the thing you're controlling that your application will be useless.
Tom Nolle
Wearable Tech, IoT & Authenticity

9|8|14   |   1:57   |   (0) comments


Wearable tech could be combined with IoT to create useful applications from tracking food/beverage nutrition to identifying the store with the best price by looking at various storefronts. To make it work, though, we need to be sure that what IoT provides is authentic, reliable information on which we can base decisions.
Tom Nolle
SDN & IoT: It's Complicated

9|8|14   |   2:00   |   (0) comments


SDN and IoT have some potentially significant natural symbiosis, but not necessarily in the ways everyone is talking about. Two things of special interest are the notion of a "Control and Sensor Network" built on the model of content delivery networks, and IoT security based on SDN principles, both topics to be covered in future vblogs!
Tom Nolle
3 Dimensions for IoT APIs

9|8|14   |   2:03   |   (0) comments


Developers building IoT apps will need APIs that expose IoT assets in three dimensions: geographic area, subject-tracking, and by-sensor-type. All these APIs will have to accept "credentials" so that data can be filtered by the privileges of the requestor. If all this can be done, we can count on rich IoT apps.
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How Can We Help Stamp Out IoT Hype?

9|8|14   |   2:10   |   (0) comments


IoT, like most tech these days, seems to be all about hype. We can help realign things by focusing on what matters, which is not what you do in an application sense, but what technology models you expose to related IoT components and users with needs.
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Another IoT View: Correlation & Context

8|27|14   |   2:16   |   (0) comments


The IoT can be viewed as a network of devices, as a web of information, or as a bunch of correlations that provide context for what we do and see. Taking this last view might help create more IoT value, guide us toward low-apple missions, and focus us on the real security concerns.
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IoT, PnP & DIY

8|20|14   |   2:07   |   (0) comments


Traditional sensor networks don't put low-level elements on the Internet for cost reasons, but smarter on-net elements for home and process control could make the IoT a lot more accessible. In the end, it may be worth the extra cost to get extra participation.
Tom Nolle
Matching the Cloud & IoT

8|15|14   |   2:04   |   (0) comments


The cloud, using tools already available from providers, could offer significant value-add in IoT applications, particularly in making data available from a large, diverse set of sensors and turning that data into big-data/Hadoop repositories or workflows.
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IoT & the 'First Telephone Problem'

8|15|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments


You can't sell the first phone, the saying goes, because there's no one to call. The IoT may face a similar bootstrap problem. The solution may be to focus on placing sensors on the objects that interest us, adding environmental sensors as we build the business case.
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New Single-Board Systems Offer IoT Value

8|15|14   |   2:06   |   (0) comments


New efforts to create single-board computers for IoT applications may add the most value when the systems are deployed as controllers for sets of local sensors. They can lower costs and improve security. But we need to look at the range of applications to be sure we have the needed standards for accessing these controllers.
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Taking IoT Security Seriously Is Critical

8|8|14   |   2:08   |   (0) comments


Simple sensors are hard to make smart and hard to keep secure, but we have to make security work to make the IoT work.
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The IEEE & the IoT

7|24|14   |   1:43   |   (0) comments


In a companion piece to his blog, IEEE Claims Its Role in the Internet of Things, Howard M. Cohen discusses the IEEE's involvement in the IoT's governance.
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No Separate Engineering Task Force for the IoT

7|23|14   |   2:13   |   (0) comments


In this companion piece to his blog, Who Governs the Internet of Things?, Howard M. Cohen discusses the likely role of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
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IoT-as-a-Service

7|23|14   |   1:26   |   (1) comment


The future for the Internet of Things, at least in the consumer space, may need the offering of services, not just devices.