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In a keynote at the SecTor security conference, Bruce Schneier makes a case for more regulatory oversight for software and the Internet of Things
The time has come for the U.S. government and other governments around the world, to start regulating Internet of Things (IoT) security, according to Bruce Schneier, CTO of IBM’s Resilient Systems.
Schneier delivered his message during a keynote address at the SecTor security conference here. He noted that today everything is basically a computer, whether it’s a car, a watch, a phone or a television. IoT today has several parts including sensors that collect data, computing power to figure out what to do with the collected data and then actuators that affect the real world…
Do you need to know about security? Of course. But first, you have to accept that it’s impossible to know everything. Then you have to decide how much you need to know.
Understanding the limits of computer and network security and the limits of knowledge about those topics is one of the main purposes of Bruce Schneier’s book “Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World,” published by John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Although Schneier’s style is lively and spiced with unusual vocabulary (try looking up “banausic” and “flagitious” in your Funk and Wagnalls), no one is going to pick up this book for the sake of a good read. They want the information contained therein…
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.