US government CIO calls for “self-aware” systems for IoT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows to an enormous scale, new security and scalability challenges are bound to emerge. According to the chief information officer (CIO) of the federal government, Tony Scott, the issues may be fixed by implemented self aware systems and lowering the amount of data analysed.Speaking at the ICIT Forum 2016, Scott — who previously worked for Microsoft and VMWare under the same title — said that IoT components lack a few critical features that may lead to major issues. See also: Rise in IoT pushes government agencies to rethink security The first missing feature is self awareness; the ability for the component to ask questions like “Am I healthy? Am I still operating the way I was designed to? Have I been compromised? Can I call…


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