The annual Black Hat hacker conference might as well be where the Internet of Things (IoT) goes to die. Over the show's two days of briefings - and the subsequent weekend at DEFCON - there are research talks galore laying beat downs on the security of IoT and "smart" devices.
Dan Kaminsky, a security researcher who delivered the keynote at Black Hat, may have said it best: "IoT is the first technology people are assuming to be insecure right out of the gate."
SpiderLabs Threat Intelligence Manager at Trustwave Karl Sigler knows a thing or two about internet-connected devices and the risk they pose. He joined us at Day Two of Black Hat to talk about why the threat is so prevalent - and what users and developers can do to ensure that IoT doesn't turn into the full-blown security disaster that many fear.