Getting security right in IOT
Chris, first of all great article.
I think Cooper is right. As a product strategist and former infosec consultant (Securify, acquired by McAfee), I'd say this: It's critical to prepare for every conceiveable hack/exploit/compromise that a truly connected world will invite.
Remember the early anti-virus SW companies? They essentially built sophisticated alarm systems, sometimes with forensics tools and sometimes not. And that's all they could really do because the basic architecture of the Internet was not built with security in mind.
But with IOT, bolting on alarms or creating patches after threats emerge would be idiotic. With $100 billion in estimated annual losses due to cybercrime, we simply must learn from our mistakes.
I applaud M2Mi for being thoughtful and proactive about security. Let's just hope the entire ecosystem hears the message in time.