7 Menacing IoT Cyberthreats

While many headlines simplistically declare that the Internet of Things is intrinsically insecure, it’s helpful to look at the specific vulnerabilities.

Brian Buntz

March 6, 2017

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For the past decade, one of the most popular conference sessions at the RSA security conference has been a presentation titled “The Seven Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques, and What's Coming Next.” This year, the specter of IoT cybersecurity was front and center in this session. Here, we recount seven central IoT-related risks loosely inspired by that presentation. 

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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