Originally posted on 19 January 2023
The internet, humanity’s most disruptive invention, has transformed industries and revolutionized how people interact. Yet, as in all previous markets, thieves, provocateurs and free riders have sought to profit from others’ labor. To respond, the good actors have built trust models and technologies to protect commerce, such as a secure version of the web protocol (https) and virtual private networks (VPNs).
Likewise, the age of connected things—the Internet of Things (IoT), billions of sensors, actuators and semi-autonomous machines that produce zettabytes of data daily—promises breakthrough efficiencies for homes, industries, supply chains and critical infrastructure. Unfortunately, the old ways of protecting our systems don’t apply with IoT because the bad actors are worse, the systems more complex and the impact of attacks more profound. The need for resilient systems, data ownership and governance has never been so apparent.
Read the full article at Forbes.