The Internet of Things and Cyber- Security: Government Readiness

Chuck Brooks, Advisor, Technology Partner Network, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation participates in Risk Roundup with Jayshree Pandya to discuss “The Internet of Things: Government Preparedness”.



Along with the ever-changing definition and nature of computing and computers, the continued evolution toward cheaper processors, faster networks and broadening horizons has made possible a shift from desktop, to laptop, to mobile phones, and now everyday connected objects, called “The Internet of Things” (IoT).
As, almost any physical device can now be Internet-enabled, linking it to additional computing power and analytic capabilities that make it “smart”, billions of physical devices are expected to join the global digital network in the coming years. This brings a number of opportunities as well as risks for each nation: its governments, industries, organizations, academia and individuals.
Nations and its Governments that adopt a wait-and-see attitude toward the IoT are unlikely to develop the expertise they need to govern in a digital global age, nor will they stimulate the trust needed to effectively and efficiently deliver services and to reassure concerned citizens about how IoT will affect them. This undoubtedly will have huge impact!

About the Guest

Chuck Brooks is Advisor, Technology Partner Network, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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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