How secure, or rather insecure, are these connected things?
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Initially the Internet revolutionised the ability for individuals to talk “one to many”. Second generation, social media e-businesses, allow “many to many” communications. The third generation, Internet of Things, as the name suggests, allows objects to talk to one another.
There are already billions of Internet of Things devices. However, the Internet of Things is not just about “big ticket” items such as smart meters, connected vehicles and Samsung fridges. As costs come down, it will also provide an ultra-cheap means of connecting almost all everyday objects such as clothing, luggage, handbags, wallets and other accoutrements. How will businesses maximise the use of the “big data” that this Internet of Things will generate? What are the risks for consumers? And how secure, or rather insecure, will these connected objects be? What is the attitude of regulators to the Internet of Things?
About the speaker
Dai Davis - Partner, Percy Crow Davis & Co.
Dai Davis is a technology lawyer. He holds Masters degrees in both Physics and Computer Science. He is Chartered Engineer but practices as a Solicitor. Having been national head of Intellectual Property Law and later national head of Information Technology law at Eversheds, Dai is now a partner in his own practice. Dai has consistently been recommended in the Legal 500 and in Chambers Guides to the Legal Profession for over 25 years.
Dai advises clients throughout the country on non-contentious Information Technology, Intellectual Property and engineering safety matters. Dai is a non-executive director of FAST (Federation Against Software Theft) and a Liveryman of the City of London through WCIT (Worshipful Company of Information Technologists). He speaks at conferences frequently.
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