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Governments Seeks More IoT Security

  • eWeekNews, Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:05 AM
All players involved in the issue of security and the internet of things need to accelerate the work they're doing, according to an official with the Department of Homeland Security. Speaking to attendees of the Security of Things Forum 2016 here Sept. 22, Robert Silvers, assistant secretary for cyber policy for DHS, said improving security in the fast-growing internet of things (IoT) is going to be a long-term issue, but that along the way there will continue to be issues in the near term that have to be addressed immediately. Procrastinating on dealing with those short-term challenges will only make the problems grow larger and more complex, Silvers (pictured) warned. "I want to call on everyone to accelerate what you're doing," he said. "This isn't easy stuff and there needs to be a lot of development problems. … I encourage people to start tackling those now because they're only going to get harder."

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