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IoT Cybersecurity Requires More Than Scare Tactics

August 14, 2018


LAS VEGAS — McAfee’s Lead Scientist and Senior Principal Engineer Christiaan Beek was in the hospital with his expectant wife when he inadvertently learned about a troubling IoT cybersecurity vulnerability. When the ultrasound technician measured the size of their youngest child, Beek glanced at the screen and saw the message “saving data to image” flash across the screen. “You would expect the data to be written to a file,” Beek said in an interview at Black Hat USA. “That’s what sparked my interest.”

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