IoT Society

The Metamorphosis of an Open Source Bot - Mirai to Persirai

The Mirai malware has become particularly notorious for recruiting IoT devices to form botnets that have launched some of the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks ever recorded. This new Experts Corner from Robert Hamilton tracks the evolution of the Mirai botnet.

What Does the Future Hold for IoT Device Manufacturers?

IoT security is certainly a challenging landscape. It was difficult enough to secure a select few smartphone operating systems like IOS and Android, but IoT is a whole new world with an unlimited number of non-standard device operating systems. Michael Lynch explores this world and the future it holds for the IoT device manufacturers.

SECURE DESIGN PRINCIPLES: How to Build Stuff Against Attacks

There is an overarching theme driving these security breaches: ineffective adherence to secure design principles. Expert Ted Harrington explores the world of secure design principles (and anti-principles) as a means to build resilient systems.

Protecting Data on IoT’s Rocky Road

Before rushing headlong into the Internet of Things, it's good to know what happens to the data that all those connected devices collect--and how to protect it.

Ethical AI and the Need for a More Values-Driven Sociotechnical Future

As systems become increasingly autonomous and capable of learning about and acting on environments without human input, how do we maximize their benefit to society while minimizing their risks? And who is liable for their actions?

CES 2017, Where the Future Looked Exhilarating, Shiny, and Insecure

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, everything was shiny, new, and exciting - but security certainly took a back seat to the autonomous vehicles ... and everything else connected to the Internet.

When Friendly Thermostats & Toasters Join The IoT Dark Side

We are now in the wake of two of the biggest and most catastrophic Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that we have seen yet. As we have observed, the Internet of Things (IoT) are beginning to pose a real threat to our information security.

“I’m sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that”...Until You Pay Up

Jamison Utter explores the ransomware threat from the ‘other side’: the commoditization of cybercrime, and more specifically, why it’s happening.

When the Society of Things Attacks Itself - A BBC World News Newsday Interview

We’ve heard about cyberattacks against critical infrastructure sites and systems including dams (Bowman Avenue Dam in NY), railroads, electrical grids (Israel, US, Ukraine), and even nuclear power plants (Germany). But it doesn't stop there. And it may not even begin there.

Cybersecurity Shootout in the IoT Wild-Wild West

The IoT will reach into virtually every industry—it’s already having a large impact on sectors such as industrial manufacturing, automotive, utilities and municipal governments—and affect many aspects of everyday life. It's like the wild-wild West all over again. Who will win this shoot-out?

The Cusp of Technological Transformation

The Cusp of Technological Transformation

From the Internet of Things (IoT) to Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Augmented Reality (AR), some would argue the digital age is taking over our lives.

Expert Chuck Brooks explores the world of security and compliance as the planet tries to unlock its complete potential for medicine, manufacturing, government and everyday living.

The Internet of Things and Government

The Internet of Things and Government

The potential of the IoT for both the public and private sector is undeniable; however companies and agencies need to develop plans and prepare their workers for its implications in order to harness the value of the technology.


Expert Chuck Brooks explores the world where your alarm clock notifies your coffee maker to start brewing when you wake up; or your car is communicating with other cars on the road.