The internet of Things (IoT) is a living force that surrounds us and binds us together…no wait, that’s the Force.
IoT is very popular and is likely in use in your home and workplace without you realizing it. Your Alexa or Google Home Assistant is constantly listening for a phrase and if your query isn’t understood it sends a recording to a human to decipher. Isn’t that a lovely thought?
But it goes farther than that, including automatic security lights and cameras, doorbells, interior cameras an a host of other gadgets that we set up to make life easier. We discover this week that it also makes life easier for criminals.
Greg Kaminski and Joe Walsh (not of The Eagles fame, I’m sad to say) are the founders of Cybercuff, a group offering training to Law Enforcement on the IoT and how much things have changed around policing when it comes to approaching a car, house or building. Short version? You can’t just duck under a window, they may have you under surveillance already…even remotely.
- How Cybercuff became a thing and why
- How to secure your own network from possible scammers and thieves
- Basics on responding where cameras are installed
- The importance of balancing convenience with giving away privacy