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FTC says data and privacy are top security concerns

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    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- While IT professionals are asking how to secure devices, networks, and platforms, policy makers are asking how to secure data and privacy. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Security of Things (SecT) share the goal of allowing innovation to flourish , but are developers as concerned with securing data and devices?

    Policy makers, academics, and innovators came together last week to discuss “Security, Privacy and the IoT: A Policy Perspective” at the second annual Security of Things forum hosted by The Security Ledger and Christian Science Monitor Passcode in Cambridge, Mass.

    Julie Brill, commissioner, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), said “The state of things in Washington around policy for IoT is a schizophrenic approach.” Brill recognized the opportunity for improving lives in terms of health and transportation, but also noted that there are privacy concerns that need to be addressed.

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