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Fixing IoT Security Is an Ecosystem Challenge

Level 3 Communications' Chief Security Officer Dale Drew says service providers, manufacturers and even consumers must combine to halt massive DDoS attacks using IoT devices in botnets. The solution he has in mind includes reputation-based routing by the service provider but also more secure endpoint devices and greater consumer awareness.

kq4ym 12/23/2016 | 4:43:34 PM
Re: Security solutions And not only getting the manufacturers aboard about improve consumer awareness will no doubt prove to be a great preventive factor in alleviating and preventing large scale attacks. Once consumers start taking notice and securing their devices and putting public awareness back to the manufacturers to build in better security, things should gradually improve for the years ahead when the expansion of IoT devices will be greatly more in use everywhere.
Mitch Wagner 12/13/2016 | 12:34:00 PM
Deja vu Drew's discussion of reputation-based routing remind me of some of the discussion we saw about spam ca. 2003, when spam started taking off. At that time, there were a number of proposals floated for trusted email sender programs.

Makes sense that there should be parallels -- spam is a kind of DOS attack. 

As for securing the IoT: Industry pressure is necessary but not sufficient. Naming and shaming won't get vendors and operators to secure their products and networks. That requires laws and regulations.
Kelsey Ziser 12/9/2016 | 9:50:49 AM
Security solutions Makes sense to try and get manufacturers to build-in security on the front-end w/IoT devices. The recent DDoS attack that used IoT devices was also mentioned in this video...Gary Sockrider w/Arbor Networks touched on that during the Upskill U course Security: Tackling DDoS
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