Re: Security for the Internet of Things and Other Things (Was: Re: Observations on (non-technical) changes affecting IETF operations)

"Livingood, Jason" <Jason_Livingood@comcast.com> Wed, 09 March 2016 17:41 UTC

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From: "Livingood, Jason" <Jason_Livingood@comcast.com>
To: Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca>, Jari Arkko <jari.arkko@piuha.net>
Subject: Re: Security for the Internet of Things and Other Things (Was: Re: Observations on (non-technical) changes affecting IETF operations)
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Sure, WiFi security is an issue for IoT. But there are probably much more
fundamental IoT security issues. IMHO I think one of the largest is the
lack of a secure & automatic (no end user interaction) software update
channel. 

- Jason



On 3/9/16, 9:39 AM, "ietf on behalf of Michael Richardson"
<ietf-bounces@ietf.org on behalf of mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> wrote:

>
>Jari Arkko <jari.arkko@piuha.net> wrote:
>    > I want to add that the security problem for IOT is wider than
>setting
>    > up the secure wireless connectivity. I¹m going out on a limb and say
>    > that that in the networks that I work with, that¹s a largely solved
>    > problem modulo many non-IOT related updates that are being
>    > handled.
>
>I think the the problem of setting up the "secure" wireless connectivity
>is
>largely a distraction, and leads regularly to insecurity.
>
>I also think that the networks you speak of are largely vertically
>integrated.
>
>--
>Michael Richardson <mcr+IETF@sandelman.ca>ca>, Sandelman Software Works
> -= IPv6 IoT consulting =-
>
>
>