IoT security needs scalable solutions

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The massive and unprecedented utility and opportunities provided by the Internet of Things (IoT) have been shadowed by grievous security and privacy tradeoffs, which have become a focal point of attention for the tech industry in the recent months.

Discoveries like hacked baby monitorsand remotely hijacked cars have given rise to new efforts and new initiatives, including the establishment of a foundation dedicated to defining standards and security practices for the IoT industry; a government-led solicitationproject designed to encourage startups to address IoT security issues; and aneducational book for children.

While IoT can borrow many lessons and tactics from security protocols and technologies that have been tested in other domains, there are some glaring differences between IoT devices and traditional computing systems.

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