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SNS: At the Edge: The IoT Security Imperative

SNS: At the Edge: The IoT Security Imperative


In This Issue
Week of 9/23/2019
Vol. 24 Issue 30

Special Letter: At the Edge: The IoT Security Imperative

  • An Internet Inflection Point
  • IoT Security Challenges
  • The New Edge
  • Quantum Concerns
  • Building Post-Quantum Security from Class 0 Level On Up
  • The IoT Security Imperative
  • About Paul Clayson
  • About AgilePQ


Publisher’s Note: A few weeks ago, I had a chance to catch up with Paul Clayson over a casual lunch at a seaside restaurant. I’ve known Paul for years, and it seems as though, even as each of our projects change, our orbits must be changing with them. Last time we were together, we were working to create a new graphene center of excellence at the University of Utah. This time, I’m working on Pattern Discoveries (including how they can help with security), and he’s working on IoT (and how to help with security).

Not long ago, I was being interviewed at Techonomy by my friend David Kirkpatrick, in the conference’s last panel. Among my fellow panelists was the head of security for BAE Systems. A consultant friend in the audience asked about the coming era of IoT and what the state of security will be.

“Horrible,” I replied. “Unbelievably bad,” my British colleague added.

“It can’t be that bad, can it?” the consultant asked. We just started laughing, and that ended the interview.

Yes, it’s that bad.

In this week’s issue, members will benefit from a detailed explanation of what is wrong, why it’s wrong, and how we can begin fixing it. I will add that Paul and his team will be at FiRe, as a FiReStarter Company, for those who would like to talk with him personally.

We are also going to set the CTO Design Challenge at FiRe to address a related problem in net security, and we’ll have perhaps the world’s expert in cybersecurity, Dmitri Alperovitch, CEO of CrowdStrike, with us as well. So, if you want to be secure, read on, and then join us all at FiRe 2019. – mra

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