The Internet of Things Is a Cyberwar Nightmare

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Media Outlet: Foreign Policy

Dave Weinstein wrote for Foreign Policy about the future of cyberwar: 

The world got a glimpse of the future last month when a large-scale cyberattack prevented access to hundreds of key websites, including Twitter, the online New York Times, and Amazon. The “distributed denial of service” attack against the New Hampshire-based DNS provider Dyn, which blocked access to major online services for users as far away as Europe, fulfilled the direst predictions of technologists and security researchers alike.
The attack exposed the clear reasons for concern about the coming age of an Internet of Things, in which ever more household devices are connected to the web. What’s less immediately clear is what should be done to ensure the internet’s most likely future iteration remains safe.

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Dave Weinstein is a fellow in the Cybersecurity Initiative. He is currently the chief technology officer (CTO) for the State of New Jersey, a newly-established cabinet post in the Administration of Governor Chris Christie.