Securing The Internet of Things

Oleg Logvinov, Chair, IEEE Internet Initiative at IEEE, based in United States participates in Risk Roundup with Jayshree Pandya to discuss “Internet of Things”.



Along with the ever-changing definition, nature and purpose of computers, the continued evolution toward higher computing power, cheaper processors, faster communication networks, and rapidly increasing global connectivity has enabled a shift from desktop to laptops, to mobile phones, and now everyday connected objects, called “Internet of Things” (IoT).

When almost any physical device, object, or thing can now be internet-enabled and linked it to additional computing power and analytic capabilities that make it “smart”; it creates limitless potential and possibilities for each nation: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA).

It is because of this potential that billions of physical devices are expected to join the global digital network in the coming years. As a result, there is a growing excitement that “The Internet of Things (IoT)” will bring nations the next industrial revolution because of the way it will change the way, we the people, will live, work, entertain, shop, and travel, as well as how each NGIOA will interact with each other within and across nations.

This brings a number of opportunities as well as risks for each nation: its governments, industries, organizations, academia and individuals (NGIOA-I).

Of all the technology trends that are taking place right now, the IoT brings the most complex challenges for which perhaps no nation is prepared for. While the “Internet of Things” has great promise, the governance, regulatory, business, policy, operational and technical challenges must be tackled before these systems can be widely embraced across NGIOA.  Now is the time for decision makers across NGIOA to structure their thoughts about the potential impact, opportunities and risks that are likely to emerge from the “Internet of Things”.


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About the Guest
Oleg Logvinov, is the Chair, IEEE Internet Initiative at IEEE, and is based in United States

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve “Global Peace through Risk Management”. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared risks” facing nations in a “Global Age”. She believes that cyberspace cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries. As cyber-security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has recently launched “cyber-security risk research center” that will merge the boundaries of “geo-security, cyber-security and space-security”.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

“Risk Roundup” is an “integrated strategic security risk dialogue” for nations: its government,  industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).Risk Roundup is released in both audio and video format and is available for subscription at (Risk Group WebsiteiTunesGoogle PlayStitcher RadioAndroid, and Risk Group Professional Social Media).

About Risk Group
Risk Group believes that risk management, security and peace walk together hand in hand. Though security is related to management of threats and peace to the management of conflict, risk management is related to management of security vulnerabilities as well as management of conflict, and it is not possible to conceive any one of the three without the existence of the other two. All three concepts feed into each other. Risk Group believes that the security we build for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for everyone across nations. Tradition becomes our security-so if we build a culture of managing risks effectively it will lead us to security and security will lead us to peace!

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