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8/19/2015
02:05 PM
Larry Loeb
Larry Loeb
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Autonomous Cars In, Big Data Out In Gartner Hype Cycle

Gartner's annual Hype Cycle is out, and IoT and autonomous cars are in this year. Big data, however, is losing some of its luster.
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Ariella
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8/19/2015 | 3:09:15 PM
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<Given the abundance and scope of massive data breaches occurring in the last year -- Ashley Madison, anyone? -- one might expect more attention in this segment.>

Indeed, that's my view, as well. I get the impression, though, that the industry is not at all proactive about security. They're all waiting for their own barn door to be opened before coming up with a plan, and it's not evne of a signal to them that other barns have been breached. 
larryloeb
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8/19/2015 | 4:44:29 PM
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Washington may force some cybersecurity down thier collective throats though.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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8/19/2015 | 4:54:05 PM
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Already proposed for cars back in July.  Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced legislation under the somewhat cumbersome title ''Security and Privacy  in Your Car Act of 2015'' or the more catchy''SPY Car Act of 2015'' to offer some transparency and protection for people who drive connected cars. Making the case for  for the law, Senator Blumenthal pointed out, "Rushing to roll out the next big thing, automakers have left cars unlocked to hackers and data-trackers."

 
larryloeb
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8/19/2015 | 5:11:31 PM
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Well, i was thinking more broadly than just cars.

There is a big movement in Washington to justify domestic spying under the rubic of cybersecuity; but that's another screed altogether.

My hype list would have security in huge bold letters. I think it may be the topic for the next year, in its various forms.
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8/19/2015 | 5:33:32 PM
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In the US, they're still sticking to self-regulation for the industry surrounding IoT. In fact, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) recently published a draft trust framework recommending specific best practices for data privacy and protection manufacturers should follow
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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8/19/2015 | 6:32:58 PM
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I wait for all the first breach though a Cisco router (ROMCONN, anyone?) that burns a house down through a Nest thermostat.

Or something like that.

It will take some disaster to get the public's attention.
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8/19/2015 | 7:49:04 PM
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@larry Unfortunately, that's the way things go. Until then -- and I've heard words to that effect from somene directly -- they say, "the benefits still outweigh the risks."
larryloeb
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8/19/2015 | 8:45:53 PM
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Isn't that what GM said about all those ignition defects too?

Karma is a bitch.
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8/19/2015 | 8:47:00 PM
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That it is.
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8/20/2015 | 8:07:43 AM
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I suspect what we'll see first is blackmail via Google and Amazon's hub products that are listening in on every conversation in the house.  A phone call warning a home owner that the conversation they had about how much they hate their job is about to be posted on the companies Twitter page, or someone gets mad at their neighbor because their dog is loose and they make some idle threat.  Then the police show up with a recording of the conversation in the house.  We're opening ourselves up for this and not even thinking about security at this point. 
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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8/20/2015 | 8:13:03 AM
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Well, Amazon's Echo is supposed to keep the voice stream local until it hears the trigger phrase.

I suppose a trigger could be set downstream to it, and the voice uploaded.

But this is the sort of hack some laptops are vulnerable to, where the cameras get turned on remotely.

Unless you are ready to go off the grid, you can be tracked. But its your smartphone that may be the biggest threat vector, not the Echo. Yet, anyway.
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