Is this a good idea?

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Feb 16, 2014 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Is this a good idea?



Potential risks posed by The Internet of Things

Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221
pbarker@lincolncity.org

Internet of Things






Definition: The technological ability to
manipulate objects in the real world via the
Internet.


Applications:

Lighting and environmental systems

Alarm system monitoring and alerts

Smart homes for everyone!





Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221
pbarker@lincolncity.org

Internet of Things







Basic IoT devices such as sensors and
controllers for power and environmental
management already exist. Many more are
anticipated.


IoT has a promising future.










Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221
pbarker@lincolncity.org

Internet of Things






Why you want this:


Can revolutionize your lifestyle

Reduce your environmental impact

Smart appliances can shop for your groceries








Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221
pbarker@lincolncity.org

Internet of Things






The good news:


From its SCADA heritage there are few
unknown risks when properly implemented


Many will be used in clever ways not
originally conceived.








Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221
pbarker@lincolncity.org

Internet of Things






Historical context:


SCADA, a forerunner of IoT, is used for
water and waste water treatment, and
power distribution. Its well understood.


*
SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquistion





Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221
pbarker@lincolncity.org

Internet of Things






Historical context:


SCADA
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based systems control much of our
existing critical infrastructure.



When audited, many systems have been
found vulnerable to hackers.





Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221
pbarker@lincolncity.org

Internet of Things






The bad news:


In residential settings IoT products will be
deployed by less sophisticated persons
unaware of need to secure against
intrusion.






Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221
pbarker@lincolncity.org

Internet of Things






The bad news:


Early adopters of consumerized IoT devices
can expect accidental exposure of their new
gizmos through their residential broadband.







Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221
pbarker@lincolncity.org

Internet of Things






The bad news:


Consumerized devices may be less
rigorously tested against technical abuses
than similar SCADA devices.







Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221
pbarker@lincolncity.org

Internet of Things






Risks:


As deployment spreads, the likelihood of
successful intrusions will increase,
motivated by sheer volume of available
targets.


New form of home burglary may emerge.













Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221
pbarker@lincolncity.org

Internet of Things





Next steps:


Universal standards for interoperability


Safety fail safe mechanisms

















Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221
pbarker@lincolncity.org

Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221
pbarker@lincolncity.org


More on the subject:


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?hacking
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internet
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of
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everything

http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/07/everything
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is
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connected/only
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connect

http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/The
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internet
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of
-
things
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is
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set
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to
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change
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security
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priorities

http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/01/securing
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the
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internet
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of
-
things/

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/05/the_eyes_and_ea.html

http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/06/cyber
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security
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in
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the
-
internet/

http://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/2013/04/articles/ftc
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seeks
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input
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on
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the
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internet
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of
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things/

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/517931/more
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connected
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homes
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more
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problems/

https://blog.lookout.com/blog/2013/07/17/hacking
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the
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internet
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of
-
things
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for
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good/

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2324

https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~coke/






Thank you

Phillip Barker IT Systems Administrator

City of Lincoln City

801 Southwest Highway 101

Lincoln City OR 97367

541.996.1221 pbarker@lincolncity.org

Internet of Things