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Musings From Def Con 23: Internet of Things Risks Are Bad and Likely to Get Worse

Published: 25 September 2015

ID: G00291851

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Wheatman


Def Con, the largest hacker conference in the world, showcases the latest and greatest threats. Def Con 23 showed us that the risks associated with the Internet of Things continue to represent one of the most significant threats to organizations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Organizations Need to Address the Risks of Embedded Devices, and Users Must Understand the Risks When They Deploy Such Devices
    • Medical Device Risks
  • Apply High Levels of Rigor Around Risk Management for Automated Logistics and Transportation Technologies
    • Transportation and Logistics
  • Watch Consumer Trends in IoT, as Consumer Technology Will Be Used in Enterprises and Add Unknown and Unanticipated Risk
    • Drones, Drones and More Drones
  • Identify the Myriad Ways IoT Can and Will Impact Your Enterprise Going Forward, as Scenario Planning Can Be a Valuable Tool to Help Your SRM Team Educate Business Leadership About the Potential Risks of IoT
    • Rifles, Plastics and Home Automation, Oh My

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