IoT and a few of my favourite things

IoT and a few of my favourite things
by John Moor on 12-27-2016 at 5:00 pm

I was at the 27th Hewlett Packard Colloquium on Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London this week and met Alan Stockey of RiskingIT.com. Alan told me about a little ditty he wrote on IoT security to the tune of “My Favourite Things” from the Sound of Music. Amused me and he’s allowed me to share… Read More


Establishing Principles for IoT Security

Establishing Principles for IoT Security
by John Moor on 08-07-2016 at 4:00 pm

Much has been said about the potential of IoT. So much so, that it is has been featured at the peak of inflated expectations on Gartner’s hype cycle for quite some time. As the hype inevitably subsides, the reality of delivering the benefits of IoT grows, and the initial excitement turns to concern. Challenges around security and … Read More


Safety = Security?

Safety = Security?
by John Moor on 07-17-2016 at 4:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between safety and security? I would be surprised if you had unless you work in these areas as we tend to use the words interchangeably. Languages such as German, Norwegian and Spanish have one word to mean both – or so I am told by my associates who claim those languages as their mother… Read More


Why IoT Security is a Market for Lemons

Why IoT Security is a Market for Lemons
by John Moor on 01-25-2016 at 4:00 pm

Concerns around the security of connected devices are continuing to rise. This is illustrated by July’s issue of The Economist where there are two articles on this theme outlining the perils of connected devices in the home, and more generally amongst the Internet of Things.

In “Home, Hacked Home: The perils of connected… Read More


IoT Markets: let’s get real about the numbers

IoT Markets: let’s get real about the numbers
by John Moor on 01-20-2016 at 4:00 pm

I am not sure about you but whenever I see those big market forecasts for IoT (and I’ve seen a lot)… my brain takes a short cut to “ok, I get it, it’s big”. And I believe it will be. But is “it’s big” that helpful? Or, to put it another way, does it hurt?

Robin Duke-Woolley of Beecham
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