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Homeland Security issues call to action on IoT security

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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Robert Silvers says his purpose in speaking at the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge on Thursday wasn’t to scare anyone, but then he went ahead and called on everyone in the room to “accelerate everything you’re doing” to secure the internet of things. As the Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy at DHS says, IoT security is a public safety issue that involves protecting both the nation’s physical and cyber infrastructures.

    Acknowledging a growing national dependency on the internet of things, be it in the medical, utility or transportation fields, Silvers says IoT has his department’s full attention. And a straightforward undertaking it is not, he says.

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