“Technologists have done a terrible job with security technology so far”, writes David Maher, and “now we are about to impose those failures onto the physical world on a scale that only ubiquitous, pervasive, even invasive computing and connectivity can accomplish.
Continuing the status quo is therefore unsustainable. Yet “there currently isnâ€™t an effective and widely adopted trust model to guide IoT device designers and service providers. In this article Maher outlines what the components of a new IoT trust model and how it will likely be different from existing security models.
David Maher is responsible for R&D at Intertrust. Before joining Intertrust in 1999, he was chief scientist for AT&T Secure Communications Systems, Head of the Secure Systems Research Department.