Internet Security Expert Witnesses & The Internet Of Things

What areas of internet technology may internet security expert witnesses consult on? These experts may write reports and testify concerning internet devices, smart appliances, computer security intrusions, hacking, and more. As more objects are becoming embedded with sensors and gain the ability to communicate, malicious e-mails have now been sent by internet connected appliances including wireless speakers, televisions and at least one refrigerator. Guardian Liberty Voice reports that a smart refrigerator was among the more than 100,000 appliances and devices used by hackers to send out spam emails.

McKinsey and Company writes on smart appliances:

When objects can both sense the environment and communicate, they become tools for understanding complexity and responding to it swiftly. What’s revolutionary in all this is that these physical information systems are now beginning to be deployed, and some of them even work largely without human intervention.

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