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The Perils of Security for the Internet of Things

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Sheetal
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2/28/2014 12:28:11 PM
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Re: The Perils of Security for the Internet of Things
$4 price for a processor is quite a much if looking for IoT devices. The price of processor must come down.

Security has been a issue in internet as such. There are so many applications where one can easily get facbook details, linkedin details, personal photos and other private details. Actually interent was designed to get any information from anywhere. There is no strict internet policing. And since IoT is based on internet, security will always be an issue. 

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fdos
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2/28/2014 5:43:43 AM
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Re: The Perils of Security for the Internet of Things
@micheal: Yes it will increase the cost but don't you think investing on security measures are vital than the cost ? If the security measures are not upto the standards the ROI will decrease for sure.       

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michaelsumastre
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2/27/2014 11:58:05 PM
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Re: The Perils of Security for the Internet of Things
I wonder if beefing up security for IoT devices can lead to higher costs. Like what was mentioned, many companies will realy find it tough add security features and components that are cheap to being with. In the end though, it is better to safe than sorry.

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SunitaT
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2/20/2014 1:26:35 PM
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Re: The Perils of Security for the Internet of Things
@marko: This is really a concern because of the nature of IOT, they remain connected, and Dashboard Intelligence (primarily the car CPU) relays many forms of data to the cloud, which may be used mischievously. The automated car security systems need a proper vamping up.

If the network controller unit is hacked, then the car can be taken anywhere based on the destination protocols.

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SunitaT
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2/20/2014 1:25:10 PM
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Re: The Perils of Security for the Internet of Things
@Davidmicro: Data is heading to the one who is requesting it. Hackers may attack the data en route, but they can't, unless they know not only the traffic on the network, also the data time ID, not to mention the http protocols, now if this is IOT you are talking about then IOT as for one is not secure, as long as data transmission is concerned.

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SunitaT
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2/20/2014 1:23:53 PM
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M2M SECURITY AND TOKENIZATION
The point of security between M2M communications and underlying security layers for the Internet of Things can be minimized with the help of tokenization, but contrary to the software security, it places checkpoints on data security from one point of data packet creation to another point of data packet collection, between two devices. Tokenization, if done properly can reduce the costs of security implementation.

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Rich Quinnell
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2/18/2014 1:17:56 PM
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Re: Security issues of low-powered devices, lack of patching capability, lack of time-awareness
marko, the paper looks interesting, but it is preferable that you only link to things that do not require registration in order to obtain them, especially when they are your own papers. At the very least, let people know that registration will be required. Otherwise, it looks like an attempt to generate sales leads rather than to contribute to the discussion.

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Jamie
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2/17/2014 11:40:17 AM
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Re: Invisible Data on Air
DaeJ, you will always have a problem with wireless data in controlling the area around the device. I picked up an Ubertooth from Sparkfun and I am able to pick up BLE signals from 8m away in open air. If you cannot control access to the device you need to make sure your wireless protocol is very strong and it would help greatly to disable wireless pairing. Both of these are not consumer friendly.  Do you think customers would understand and appreciate having to plug in the device to set up it's network connection? Or would they think a competitor's insecure device is "smarter" because it can be set up without a wire?

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Mike Vizard
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2/17/2014 9:26:08 AM
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Re: Invisible Data on Air
I think we're already starting to see some of this with the rise of software-defined networking. The control plane and the data plane are becoming isolated from one another. Applying security policies to the data would in theory allow that policy to be applied to the data regardless of where it goes.

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Mike Vizard
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2/17/2014 9:22:33 AM
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Re: Levels of security
In theory I agree with this. In practice, however, those low value assets wind up being connected to a high value assest. Hackers have become adept at using low value targets in ways that eventually get them access to higher value targets. The don't call them persistent threats for nothing

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