May 26, 2022

Video Interview: Internet Founding Father Vint Cerf on ‘Cybersecuring’ the Internet of Things (IoT)

Donna Dodson from the National Institute of Standards (NIST) has posted a seventeen minute video conversation with Internet founding father and currently Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, Vint Cerf.

Dodson writes in the Introduction:

I recently had the chance to talk with the legendary Vint Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the internet. We had a wide-ranging discussion about the past, present and future of the internet, network security and what it would take to successfully, safely and reliably merge the digital and physical worlds, a concept known as the “Internet of Things,” or IoT.


But with all the exciting new functionality and features that IoT will grant, it will also bring a host of new cybersecurity risks and challenges. Some of these risks could be seen as relatively innocuous. For instance, hackers could virtually raid your internet-connected refrigerator and instruct it to order too much milk as a prank. Other risks are far more serious, such as hackers being able to take control of your self-driving vehicle or medical device.

The point is, the more devices that are connected to the internet, the more potential weak spots there are for hackers to exploit.

Read the Complete Intro

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