Poorly secured IoT devices could lead to attacks on national security flickr/electroluxdesignlab, CC BY-NCWe all know personal devices can be hacked, but a whole country’s security could be at risk too. The rise of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT), and against the backdrop of cyberwarfare, digital surveillance and digital subversion, the risk to national security is increasing. Earlier this year the head of the UK National Cyber Security Centre publicly stated that a major cyber-attack on the country’s essential services was a question of “when, not if”.
The IoT comprises of the billions of online objects embedded in our …read more
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