ICD Brief 62.
In Week Three of our month’s IoT exploration, you will find insights and new findings on the issues of IoTs Innovation, Security and Accountability in new laws (US), new partnerships (US, India, China,), new cyber integration of military and civilian (NATO), building consumer trust in technology (EU).
An ICD Original by our own Karoly Gergely does “Deep Dive” interviews with four international area experts on The Internet of Things (IoT)– A New Chapter in Internet History
Finally, An ICD Features Cambashi’s just completed research project; Trends and Innovations in Industrial IoT on the industrial application of the Internet of Things includes news of industry consolidations and new partnerships.
by Károly Gergely
Smart phones, smart cars, smart cities: The Internet of Things has changed the working landscape of most places on earth in a short time. However, in this transformative decade, we have learned that every innovation provides an equal level of re-engineered threat. From heart pacemakers to energy utilities to submarines to nuclear reactors – the list goes on. How do we protect these devices? Are there industry, international standards for security? Who is responsible? Who is accountable?
In this week’s deep dive, we ask four area experts to give us their views on how best to “grow” the IoT while ensuring its protection. We interviewed Ahmed Banafa, Engineering Professor at San Jose State University; Brian Russell, Chief Engineer Security Solutions, Leidos; Captain (Dr) Simon Reay Atkinson, University of Sydney and Royal Australian Navy Reserve and William Dutton, Professor of Media and Information Policy at the Ouello Center, Michigan State University, in order to grasp the complexity of the issue.
“The Trump administration publicly released on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, in an effort to bring more transparency to a process that has long been cloaked in mystery.”
“No agency wants to make headlines for a security breach. After the Office of Personnel Management breaches in 2015, in which the personal information of 22.1 million current, former and potential federal employees (and their friends, neighbors and family members) was stolen, agencies were put on high alert. Now, the Department of Homeland Security is requiring agencies to take steps designed to mitigate future breaches.”
“In a first, the United States, India and China have agreed to work together to make cyberspace a safer and secured place to live and work. A joint trilateral meeting between representatives from three countries was held on Thursday at the Vivekananda International Foundation, a New-Delhi based think tank. “
“Three quarters of all Internet of Things (IoT) projects are “failing”, according to Cisco’s Australian CTO Kevin Bloch, primarily because they have been designed to solve individual problems, and have become siloed and unsupported as a result.”
Central and Eastern Europe
“Many risk managers in Central and Eastern Europe are identifying their cyber exposures, but few are buying insurance covers.”
“Ministers from EU countries want the network of cybersecurity centres to research different encryption methods as a way of building consumer trust in technology products. The EU affairs ministers are expected to sign off on a set of cybersecurity measures at a meeting in Brussels on Monday.”
“In India, IoT adoption is growing. According to a NASSCOM report titled IoT in India: The Next Big Wave, the IoT market in India is poised to reach USD 15 billion by 2020 accounting for nearly five percent of the total global market.”
“The defense ministers of NATO members states endorsed a set of principles for how the Alliance can integrate the cyber capabilities of its allies into alliance military operations. Ministers also agreed to the creation of a new Cyber Operations Center to help integrate cyber into NATO planning and operations at all levels. This follows steps last year to recognize cyber as an operational domain along with land, sea and air.”
“On November 16, 2017, to further improve the financial sector’s resilience to cyberattacks, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the Dutch central bank, along with other financial institutions that make up the country’s financial core infrastructure (FCI), released a cybersecurity guide, also known as threat intelligence-based ethical red teaming (TIBER).”
“Schoolchildren will be encouraged to take up cyber security as a career in a government scheme. The initiative called ‘Cyber Discovery’ aims to ‘find the next generation of cyber security talent. With some £20 million worth of investment, the program is aimed at young people in years 10 to 13.”
“Cambashi, an international industry analyst company based in Cambridge, has just completed a research project into the industrial application of the Internet of Things to establish the market’s structure and direction.” This is the sixth in the series of articles.