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Your Thing is pwnd - Security Challenges for IoT

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The growth of Internet connected devices is hard to comprehend. From health monitoring gadgets to Home Automation systems. The real world is getting Internet connected.

Lots of these devices are built on 8-bit microcontrollers. Often they use unencrypted radio comms or networking, and default passwords. Do we care? Maybe they are too simple, too uninteresting to hack?

Visit examples of hacking Things, why we should care and how to fix it.

If you are building a Thing, using an internet connected Thing, or working with data from Things, come along to find out what you should know about securing them.

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Paul Fremantle


Paul Fremantle is Chief Technology Officer of WSO2, where he leads the technical team in building the Open Source SOA and Cloud middleware. Paul is also a researcher at the University of Portsmouth studying for his PhD: Paul is looking at security for IoT. Paul is a Member of the Apache Software Foundation and VP of Apache Synapse, as well as regular technical blogger and presenter. Paul was listed as one of Infoworld’s top 25 CTOs in 2008 and was previously a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM. He holds two Master’s degrees from Oxford University, and has co-authored two books on XML and Web Services.