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

Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com> Fri, 11 March 2016 15:22 UTC

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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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From: Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com>
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On 3/9/16 6:41 PM, Livingood, Jason wrote:
> 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. 

Even if it's there day 0, it won't be there at some point.  And the
device will be.

Eliot