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CES 2016 takeaways: IoT could be the death of your security

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jan 11, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    For the most part, the CES 2016 show was largely a yawner—maturation rather than innovation. Yes, there was a lot of interesting stuff outside of IT gear—and the IT gear could be as fun as a 200-node Raspberry Pi cluster running hadoop or wicked-fast IEEE 802.11ac wireless hubs that do endless if secure tricks.

    The damage, the damnation, the truculent total churl of the event was this: all of the new Interent of Thingies/IoT/KewlGear has no cohesive security strategy. It's a mosh pit of certificates, easy-auth, Oh! Let's Connect Our Gear Together! (add breathy sigh!) meaninglessness.

    Let's now take this in the curmudgeonly risk-averse cloud space, bit by bit:

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