Similar to the explosive growth of cloud computing, the "Internet of Things" (IoT) has reached a tipping point where a serious look at the nexus of convenience versus security needs to take place. The cost, size, and complexity of chipsets that allow for Internet-enabled devices have all dramatically shrunk, making the barrier to entry into the IoT market negligible. With Kickstarter and Indiegogo helping to enable entrepreneurs to have their ideas come to market quicker than ever, the IoT expansion is happening faster than most consumers (or security professionals) realize.
This presentation will examine some of the recent failures of IoT security, engineering challenges facing entrepreneurs, and a look at the IoT security researcher quandary. Details will be given about a new effort to help all parties involved proceed with the IoT in a safer, more successful manner. Whether you're a security researcher, software engineer, or product designer, this presentation will represent the thoughtful look at the state of IoT security we desperately need.