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10 of the Top IoT Security Worries for 2017

The scope of the Internet of Things is quickly advancing, opening up new ways for hackers to steal or modify data, deny operations, and cause other types of havoc.

Brian Buntz

January 12, 2017

10 Slides

Don’t expect the media frenzy swirling around Internet of Things security to die soon. Just this week, Computer Weekly posted an article titled “secure IoT before it kills us” and Mashable warned that your smart fridge is going to “make our IoT security nightmare so much worse.” While many headlines concerning IoT security are overwrought, there are very real risks. Here are ten:

About the Author(s)

Brian Buntz

Brian is a veteran journalist with more than ten years’ experience covering an array of technologies including the Internet of Things, 3-D printing, and cybersecurity. Before coming to Penton and later Informa, he served as the editor-in-chief of UBM’s Qmed where he overhauled the brand’s news coverage and helped to grow the site’s traffic volume dramatically. He had previously held managing editor roles on the company’s medical device technology publications including European Medical Device Technology (EMDT) and Medical Device & Diagnostics Industry (MD+DI), and had served as editor-in-chief of Medical Product Manufacturing News (MPMN).

At UBM, Brian also worked closely with the company’s events group on speaker selection and direction and played an important role in cementing famed futurist Ray Kurzweil as a keynote speaker at the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing West event in Anaheim. An article of his was also prominently on kurzweilai.net, a website dedicated to Kurzweil’s ideas.

Multilingual, Brian has an M.A. degree in German from the University of Oklahoma.

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