IoT security, was Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network

Mel Beckman mel at beckman.org
Sun Oct 9 18:48:17 UTC 2016


The idea behind IoT is that devices collect data, but the power to process that data, and archive it, is in the cloud. 

 -mel beckman

> On Oct 9, 2016, at 11:30 AM, "Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu" <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> 
> On Sun, 09 Oct 2016 18:05:20 -0000, Mel Beckman said:
>> I don't know why it's "sub optimal" to use the cloud from an isolated network. Can you elaborate?
> 
> Why should something out in the cloud have any part of the communication,
> other than perhaps telling your cellphone the current address of your widget?
> 
> (And *that* should probably have a standardized protocol/service rather than
> every vendor rolling their own.  Hello, IETF?)
> 
> And even *that* can be bypassed if you cellphone is able to talk to your
> home network directly.


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