Today at the RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco, our Chief Internet Technology Officer Olaf Kolkman will be speaking as part of a panel on:
Internet of Insecurity: Can Industry Solve It or Is Regulation Required?
The abstract of the session is:
The rise of IoT has brought forth a new generation of devices and services representing significant innovation, yet all too many ship insecure and are not supported over their life. They have become proxies for abuse with a capacity for causing significant harm. Can we wait for industry and stakeholders to adopt trust frameworks and seal programs or...
Date published 15 February 2017
"Humanity has been building and programming general purpose computers for about six decades now, with spectacular results, mostly good. As we contemplate the ‘Internet of Things’ in light of our collective experience, there are some disturbing conclusions to be drawn. Can we as a species safely place our economy and culture into a global distributed network of computers, if those computers are programmed by humans using commodity programming languages and tools?"
That’s the question renowned Internet security expert Paul Vixie, co-founder and CEO of Farsight Security and an Internet...
Date published 28 November 2016
The Internet Engineering Task Force held its 96th meeting in Berlin from July 17- 22 2016. More than 1350 volunteers from around the world gathered to discuss the status of their works in 42 active working groups. There were also 8 BOF (Birds of a Feather) meetings to discuss the need to start new working groups.
I had the chance to follow some of the fascinating discussions on future standards that will determine the Internet we will have a few years from now. I was in particular interested on the works that concerns Internet of Things (IoT) that I will try to focus in my blog today....
Date published 29 July 2016
From refrigerators that can tell you when you’re running low on milk to governments could track you through your coffee maker – people are just starting to make sense of these things called the Internet of Things (IoT).
If you’re in San Franciso on Thursday or if you have an Internet connection (we hope you do !) you’re invited the join the US San Francisco Bay Chapter of the Internet Society and Vint Cerf for a discussion on the Internet of Things and how it’s changing our world.
Here’s how you can join:
When And Where:
Thursday, February 18, 2016
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Computer History Museum,...
Date published 17 February 2016
In a fascinating bit of synchronicity, yesterday morning at pretty much the exact same time that I was finalizing the publication of our IoT Overview paper and publishing Karen Rose's IoT blog post, my friend (and former CEO of a company for which I worked) Jonathan Taylor was posting a photo to a social network of receiving a software update for his car over the Internet.
Yes, you read that correctly.
His car, a Tesla, was downloading a software update across his home WiFi network.
Even better, this particular software update gave his car the ability to be a self-driving car (...
Date published 16 October 2015
Promising to transform the ways we live, work, and play, the Internet of Things (IoT) offers impressive benefits but presents significant challenges.
Near the end of the first decade of this century, the world reached an Internet milestone. The number of Internet-connected devices surpassed the number of people alive on planet Earth. At the time, seven billion devices had already been connected to the Internet, and this went completely unnoticed by most people. This moment represented an important sign of the rapid pace in which we are adopting technology and embracing Internet connectivity....
Date published 15 October 2015
I recently visited Nairobi where I took a tour of iHub (Innovation Hub – http://ihub.co.ke) and a set of related small incubator labs. After the inspiring tour, a security professional approached me. She had not wanted to ask the question in public but asked me privately: Can people opt out of the Internet of Things?
It was immediately clear what she meant: When new technologies are introduced we often have the option to not use them. When the printing press was introduced I think that there were people who chose not to use books. The Amish choose not to use cars, and in the Internet age...
Date published 20 July 2015
The ubiquitous penetration of the Internet driven by rapid advancement of mobile network and software defined networking technology is enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things. Today, various industries are redesigning their business models and processes along the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm. To maximize the envisioned social and economic benefits of IoT, issues like interoperability, mashing up data, open platforms, security, privacy and standardization are to be addressed.
The Asia Internet Symposium at Seoul staged a multi-stakeholder debate on the...
Date published 19 June 2015
ASEAN Roundtable Series
As part of and in the lead up to the launch of our ‘Unleashing the Potential of the Internet for ASEAN Economies’ report, the APAC Bureau held several roundtable discussions in Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta in late 2014 and early 2015. Organised with Singapore-based research firm TRPC, these events brought together stakeholders from government, industry, academia, and civil society to recommend steps to overcoming policy, regulatory and market challenges to connectivity, interconnectivity and interoperability of systems, networks and devices, as a way to help ASEAN...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the 'in-thing' that is talked at all Internet-related events, and there has been countless publications and articles written about its success and potential. Yet, its challenges cannot be ignored, and one of the biggest concerns is IoT security. The more 'things' we put on the Internet, the more vulnerable we become to hacking, and other security and privacy breaches. Japan has readily embraced IoT and its rapid growth not only reflects Japan's obsession with robotics and other cutting-edge technologies, but it is also a practical mechanism to cope with...