Assumptions are dangerous things to make, and like all dangerous things to make -- bombs, for instance, or strawberry shortcake -- if you make even the tiniest mistake you can find yourself in terrible trouble. (Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy)
In my time at PA Consulting, I have been privileged to watch the development of IoT technology and work with some of the finest minds in this exploding market situation.
There is little doubt that IoT is the future and now is the time to try for a large share. When it comes to writing and presenting on issues of IoT security, I often find myself taking on the role of The Doubter, when in many ways, I am just as delighted as my IoT designers by the exciting possibilities that this degree of connectivity facilitates. But …
Assumptions are dangerous!
With this thought in mind, I recently read an Op-Ed article in an industry magazine about the four issues impacting IoT security. Whilst I can agree with the identity of the issues, I have fundamental differences regarding the thinking behind each one.