„Yes, the ever-expanding attack surface of the Internet of Things is overwhelming. But next-gen security leaders gathered at Black Hat are up to the challenge.
Whenever I depart Black Hat, I leave inspired by the amazing research that our industry continues to deliver and more than a little apprehensive about the evolving security challenges we face. This year was no different.
For me, Black Hat 2014 was confirmation that the hyperconnected world is no longer coming -- it has arrived. There were a plethora of talks devoted to hacking, beyond traditional targets and techniques to include everything that comprises the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). From NEST thermostats to medical devices and tapping into alternate communication channels such as cellular protocols and radio waves, the hacking community has charted a new path for a post-PC world.”