Saturday, April 5, 2014

Vint Cerf: Universities need to start addressing security in the Internet of Things

Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the Internet (the other one is not Al Gore), spoke about the Internet of Things.

The Security Ledger article, "Vint Cerf: CS Changes Needed to Address IoT Security, Privacy" stated:

Cerf, speaking in a public Google Hangout on Wednesday, said that he’s tremendously excited about the possibilities of an Internet of billions of connected objects, but said that securing the data stored on those devices and exchanged between them represents a challenge to the field of computer science – and one that the nation’s universities need to start addressing.

TerraSwarm is well situated to help here, our vision of the SwarmOS is to create a platform that is safe, secure,  privacy-preserving, open and universal that will unleash millions of swarm device and swarmlet developers, just as smart-phone platforms opened the door to millions of app developers. 

For more about Vince Cerf's talk, see Slashdot.

For more about Vince Cerf:

Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf[1] (/ˈsɜrf/; born June 23, 1943) is an American computer scientist, who is recognized as one of[5] "the fathers of the Internet",[6] sharing this title with American computer scientist Bob Kahn.[7][8

In the early days, Cerf was a program manager for the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) funding various groups to develop TCP/IP technology. When the Internet began to transition to a commercial opportunity during the late 1980s,[citation needed] Cerf moved to MCI where he was instrumental in the development of the first commercial email system (MCI Mail) connected to the Internet.
Cerf was instrumental in the funding and formation of ICANN from the start. He waited in the wings for a year before he stepped forward to join the ICANN Board, eventually becoming chairman. He was elected as the president of the Association for Computing Machinery in May 2012,[11] and in August 2013 he joined the Council on CyberSecurity's Board of Advisors.[12]
Cerf is also known for his sartorial style, typically appearing in three-piece suit—a rarity in an industry known for its casual dress norms.[13]

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