Smartphones now outnumber people and by 2020, anywhere from 20 billion to 50 billion internet-connected devices will populate the Earth, creating an internet of things with both massive economic potential and grave security concerns.
Securing the internet of things is among the federal government’s largest technological challenges and a policy nightmare.
The government can’t agree on whether it should regulate this booming market or which agencies should be involved. Security is often less a priority for companies than introducing new products, and that has consequences. In October, hijacked, vulnerable IoT devices effectively shut down parts of the internet by flooding web services provider Dyn with bunk traffic.
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