The Internet of Things? It’s really a giant robot and we don’t know how to fix it | ZDNet

The rise of a global Internet of Things network is ultimately creating a giant, internet-connected global robot which is so disparate and insecure that cyberattacks against it are going to cause major societal problems if it isn’t regulated.

With more and more devices becoming connected to the internet, soon cybersecurity professionals won’t just be responsible for ensuring computer networks are safe, they’ll need required to ensure all the connected devices in the world are safe.”As everything turns into a computer, computer security becomes everything security, said cyber-security expert Bruce Schneier, speaking at the Infosecurity Europe conference in London.

“This means two things; the knowledge we have about computer security is suddenly applicable to everything and the restrictions and regulations and controls from the real world start being imposed onto us.”

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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