The Side Effects of the Internet of Things
Innovation is moving so fast. Each day there’s a new device or technological service to hit the market designed to make our lives easier, more convenient, and perhaps even healthier. They listen to us, watch us, learn about us. They help us make decisions. They “guess” our next move – our pending desire. They make decisions – even take action on our behalf. As a society we snatch up these new devices as quickly as they hit the shelves and use them with open arms, unknowingly putting our privacy and safety at risk.
How many devices are there? What are they used for? In this session, we’ll focus on the side effects associated with devices used to run our countries, our cities, our homes, our lives – even our physical being.
Ultimately, it’s about the lack of cybersecurity – because there is a lack of cybersecurity, there’s no conversation about it, and therefore there is no understanding (awareness) of what’s at risk for using these devices. It’s not necessarily a bad thing – but the fact we are making uninformed decisions as a society means we could be putting ourselves and our loved ones at risk without even knowing it.
This panel is part 1 of 2 parts – it’s all about the lack of security and the side effects it has on us as individuals and as a society. What are we trading in exchange for using these devices to make our lives “better”? Bottom line… are you (we) surrendering to the technology?
– Ted Harrington, Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators
– Gary Hayslip, Vice President & CISO, Webroot
– Mike Ahmadi, Director of Critical Systems Security, Synopsys Software Integrity Group
– Chenxi Wang, Host of The New Factor on ITSPmagazine