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More people and things are coming online bringing many new opportunities and many new threats. Recent events have shown us how unsecure many of these new Internet of Things (IoT) devices are with cars, drones and even guns being hacked in the last few months.
Some companies are not taking the risk seriously enough but what happens when cities start to rely on sensors that can be easily hacked? Setting security standards and introducing even basic cyber security provisions like password access could help but the methods used to find existing vulnerabilities in a security system are not perfect and often miss serious coding errors like the ‘heartbleed’ bug.
New ways of doing things are needed. Automated approaches to penetration testing and identifying suspicious behaviour on a network are providing the next layer of intelligent defense but will this be enough to keep us secure in an ever more connected world?
With an expert panel this Hot Topic explored the scale of the security problem as more devices and people come online, what we can do about the new threats and where some of the recent technological advances are taking us.
- Chris Wallis- Founder and CEO, Intruder
- Miranda Mowbray- Research Engineer, HP labs
- Dave Palmer- Director of Technology, Darktrace
Read the write up of the event here