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Living in a world with insecure Internet of Things (IoT) - Marc Schneider BSides NOVA 2018 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Living in a world with insecure Internet of Things (IoT)
Marc Schneider

BSidesNOVA 2018

The world around us is continually and rapidly becoming connected to the Internet via a plethora of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Many security issues with existing IoT devices are well known and while some vendors are paying increasing attention to security, many are not. Some of these IoT devices, such as smart refrigerators, are designed to be durable and have long lives, will there still be patches for your refrigerator in 5, 10, 15 years? This is a problem that is only going to get worse before it gets better. So, what can we do about it? Insecure IoT devices are not only a problem for the owners of these devices, but as Mirai has taught us, they are a threat to the infrastructure of the Internet itself. This talk discusses issues involving insecure IoT and is an introduction to ideas and techniques which can be used to reduce the impact of insecure IoT devices on our lives, and on the Internet.

Marc Schneider

Marc Schneider has over 20 years of experience in network engineering and cybersecurity in both the public and private sector. In 2001, as a consultant to the research arm of personal digital assistant (PDA) and cell phone manufacturer Palm Inc., Marc pioneered what would later grow to become the Internet of Things (IoT), prototyping a home automation system which could be controlled from a cell phone or PDA. Other work includes efficient implementation of cryptography algorithms on power constrained embedded devices, and research on secure telemedicine protocols. Marc is a co-inventor on several patents in the areas of automated analysis of network and application data, and network packet capture. Marc is currently a Principal Cybersecurity Engineer for The MITRE Corporation. Marc operates an Internet of Things research laboratory, and is the principal investigator on a research project studying cybersecurity challenges emerging from complex IoT systems of systems. In addition to this role, he supports projects on Smart Homes, Smart Cities, and Secure Voting Systems. Marc holds a Bachelor of Science from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Science from Columbia University, both in Electrical Engineering.

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