Scott Nelson: Searching for a path to IoT security

We probably see 5-10 Internet of Things (IoT) security posts or news feeds every day.  I read one last week that said that “real IoT security is over 10 years away.” The article was an accounting of a panel discussion between experienced security experts so their analysis was a downer for someone like me who believes that the IoT has so much potential in everyday human endeavors. 

Panelist Eugen Kaspersky summarized the problem from the point of view of critical infrastructure security: “I am waiting for any government to introduce a cyber‑resilience strategy.”  But then he later adds “Lawyers are late and regulators are late. Government regulators typically take 10 years to recognize a problem.”