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September 18, 2017 | Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
By Chris Poulin, IANS Faculty

 Poulin: The Economics of IoT Fear and Uncertainty

Information- (and now device-) security is an underappreciated field. It’s anti-climactic and difficult to justify the cost of building security in, bolting security on and implementing security controls for the operating environment. But it's up to us in the community to become early adopters and work with the manufacturers to make products as secure as possible for the general public. 

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August 8, 2017 | Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
By Chris Poulin, IANS Faculty

 Poulin: What I Hacked this Summer in Vegas

Another July has come and gone, leaving the security community with a collective information hangover from Black Hat, DEF CON and BSidesLV. Hardware exploitation, IoT, machine-learning and blockchain emerged as some of the major themes from the conferences this year. 

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July 25, 2017 | Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
By Chris Poulin, IANS Faculty

 Poulin: You Mod it, You Own It?

If your toaster catches fire because of a design defect, you can sue the manufacturer. If your computer is compromised because of a software vulnerability, that’s your problem (remember that end-user license agreement you clicked through without reading?) The Internet of Things is the intersection of products and software, and the result is a muddied liability equation.

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March 6, 2017 | Threat Intelligence and Modeling
By Chris Poulin, IANS Faculty

 Poulin: Breaking Down RSA and the Past, Present and Future of Information Security

Whether you look forward to or dread the RSA conference each year, it's practically a must-attend event for everyone who’s anyone in information security. And after a week of confusing my fitness wearable by clocking more than 15,000 steps per day, I’m left with the impression that we’re making progress in information security.

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January 30, 2017 | Embedded Systems and Internet of Things
By Chris Poulin, IANS Faculty

 Poulin: 3 Complications Making it Difficult to Secure IoT

Let’s play amateur psychologist for a second. What’s the first word that pops into your mind when someone says “IoT?” I’ve conducted this test on a variety of subjects (e.g., my colleagues, friends and family) and the results are all over the board. Throw “security” on top, and the results spread out like a crate of Slinkys on the Spanish Steps.

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