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

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Wed, 09 March 2016 14:43 UTC

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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. I’m going out on a limb and say
    > that that in the networks that I work with, that’s 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.

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