In this episode of the IoT For All Podcast, CableLabs Senior Security Engineer Kyle Haefner joins us to talk about the IoT security landscape today and for the future as we move into 2021.
As Senior Security Engineer at CableLabs, Kyle is currently working on IoT security and DDoS information sharing. He has extensive experience in networking, network security, database security, and routing. Kyle holds a B.S.E in Electrical Engineering (University of Wyoming) and a M.S. in Computer Science (Colorado State University). He just successfully defended his PhD. dissertation focused on unsupervised models of IoT device behavior on a network at Colorado State University.
Interested in connecting with Kyle? Reach out to him on Linkedin!
About CableLabs: CableLabs build platforms–technologies and specifications–-that help support a wide variety of services and applications, enabling one cohesive and seamless ecosystem that continually fuels the imaginations of millions. They are currently working on standards for symmetrical 10 gigabit over hybrid-fiber coax infrastructure.
Key Questions and Topics from this Episode:
(00:55) Intro to Kyle
(02:59) Intro to CableLabs
(05:15) What is the OCF?
(06:13) Can you share some of the use cases that CableLabs has been involved in?
(07:46) How do you currently view the IoT security landscape and where do you see it going?
(10:53) How do companies approach legacy device security? Are there any best practices you can share?
(12:16) What do you see as the biggest vulnerabilities companies will face in the future? Is there any particular way companies should handle that?
(13:34) What’s your take on the current problems facing IoT adoption? What do you think contributes the most to the ability to grow adoption?
(16:34) What advice do you have for companies or individuals looking to buy IoT devices? What should they be looking for, in terms of security?
(17:41) What have you seen as the biggest challenges when it comes to implementing IoT security?
(20:50) Security predictions for 2021