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How to Fix an Internet of Broken Things

| October 26, 2016

The massive distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack that paralyzed much of the web last week focused a bright spotlight on insecurities in the so-called Internet of Things.

That attack took advantage of rampant insecurities in gadgets such as web cams, which were corralled into a vast botnet that unleashed the DDoS on the tech company Dyn, which provides a core piece of internet infrastructure. (Click here to find out everything you need to know about the botnet.)

While the rise of smart products holds the promise to revolutionize business and society, the burning question now is whether security can scale alongside the fast pace of innovation....

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For Academic Citation: Shackelford, Scott.“How to Fix an Internet of Broken Things.” Christian Science Monitor, October 26, 2016.

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