Collective Intelligence Podcast, Avi Rubin on IOT Security

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Dr. Avi Rubin, professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University and technical director of the JHU Information Security Institute, explains the challenges associated with securing IOT devices, and the strides companies such as Harbor Labs, founded by Rubin, are making in analyzing IOT firmware for flaws.

Rubin also addresses whether IOT is the unsolvable problem in security, how legislation may impact manufacturers and distributors of connected devices, and whether the Mirai botnet and malware is the IOT equivalent of the Morris worm.

Rubin wraps up the discussion with some insights into another area of his expertise, election security. He discusses influence operations against our elections and whether paper ballots are the safer alternative to electronic voting.

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