Preston and I had the rare honor of speaking with SSH Communications founder, Tatu Ylönen about IoT device security. For those of you who don’t know, Tatu Ylönen is the inventor and original programmer of the SSH protocol. There’s absolutely no one in the world more qualified to speak on security than Tatu.
He single-handedly protected us all from plain text transmissions and essentially destroyed the old Telnet protocol for good. In this podcast, we discuss the importance of IoT security. IoT security has traditionally been ignored because the few devices that existed weren’t particularly vulnerable to hacking either because no one cared or no one had access to the hardware and software to do so. That’s no longer true. Everyone has access to exploitation tools and the time for focusing on a more secure IoT has arrived.
For IoT manufacturers, you should listen carefully to Tatu’s advice and insights. Some of these devices and networks carry high-value data, including possibly personal data and that needs to be protected.
Length: 14:43 minutes. Format: MP3. Rating: G for all audiences.
A special thanks to Tatu Ylönen and to the Nadel Phelan agency for connecting us.