Holistic Security Needed to Protect Internet of Things from Large Scale Attacks

Wed. April 26| 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | N260

Recent events have created a spotlight on the biggest gap with IoT apps-holistic security enablement. In October 2016, a massive botnet was released as a denial-of-service attack on Dyn, the domain name service provider that many popular websites all share, such as Twitter, Spotify and Github. While distributed denial of service attacks are not uncommon, the method that was used to was quite distinctive. The unknown attacker exploited vulnerabilities within connected, internet of things (IoT) devices, namely webcams and DVRs. Newly discovered security gaps are also being found within other well-known connected products, such as point-of-sale (POS) terminals that expose customer credit card information or connected cars with inoperable brakes. These threats not only affect consumers and businesses financially, but are also issues of life and death. Security in IoT products and services cannot be ignored any longer. This applies to all elements of the solution as well as all stages of a connected product's life cycle. However, choosing the right security solution for a connected product is dependent on the evolution of security features and services in the solution's device, connectivity, and cloud technologies. This roundtable discussion provides a holistic view of the IoT security market, including a snapshot of the threat environment, a review of security at each point in the value chain and key partner considerations.

Program: Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (All)

Key Topic: Cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT)

Registration Package: Conference Flex Pass or Session Pass

Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Topic(s): Cybersecurity and Ransomware


Steve Christian
Senior Vice President of Marketing

Session Chair

Robert Weller
Vice President of Spectrum Policy
National Association of Broadcasters