On this episode of the CyberSpeak with InfoSec Institute podcast, Dr. Jared DeMott, CEO and founder of VDA Labs, chats about the security risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) and some of the ways that we might make these seemingly peripheral devices safer from unwanted intruders.

In the podcast, DeMott and host Chris Sienko discuss:

  • How did you get involved in security and vulnerability testing and how has it changed? (1:25)
  • Tell us about VDA Labs and its mission. (3:35)
  • Is the Internet of Things (IoT) as pervasive now as we thought it would be 10 years ago? (7:10)
  • Do we truly have a global network of interconnected smart objects on the level we thought we would? (9:25)
  • Has the security industry kept up with potential IoT issues? (11:30)
  • What’s the most surprising IoT hacking success story you’ve seen? (15:00)
  • What are your thoughts on sensational headlines around IoT hacking? (17:15)
  • Should pentesters be spending more time examining vulnerabilities on the edge of networks? (22:35)
  • What policies should enterprises be enacting in the future to ensure that their IoT devices are more secure? (24:05)
  • What rules should individuals be following when bringing IoT-enabled devices into their homes.? (25:40)
  • If you could enact legislation or standards around IoT devices, what would that be? (26:55)
  • What is the future of IoT hacking? (28:40)

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