The Internet of Things: We've Got to Chat presented at SourceBoston 2014

by Zach Lanier, Mark Stanislav,

Summary : Similar to the explosive growth of cloud computing, the "Internet of Things" (IoT) has reached a tipping point where a serious look at the nexus of convenience versus security needs to take place. The cost, size, and complexity of chipsets that allow for Internet-enabled devices have all dramatically shrunk, making the barrier to entry into the IoT market negligible. With Kickstarter and Indiegogo helping to enable entrepreneurs to have their ideas come to market quicker than ever, the IoT expansion is happening faster than most consumers (or security professionals) realize.
Mark Stanislav is the Security Evangelist for Duo Security, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based startup focused on twofactor authentication and mobile security. Mark has worked within small business, academia, startup, and corporate environments, primarily focused on Linux architecture, information security, and web application development. Mark earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Networking & IT Administration and his Master of Science Degree in Technology Studies, focused on Information Assurance, both from Eastern Michigan University.
Zach Lanier is a Senior Security Researcher at Duo Security. He has been "doing security" since 2001. In 2009, he started focusing more on mobile and embedded device security, from apps, to platforms (especially Android); to mobile network and carrier security. He has presented at various public and private industry conferences, such as BlackHat, CanSecWest, DEFCON, ShmooCon, and more. He is also a co-author of the recently published "Android Hacker's Handbook"

Zach Lanier: Zach is a Senior Consultant with the Intrepidus Group, specializing in network and web application penetration testing. Prior to joining Intrepidus Group's professional services team, Zach served as Senior Network Security Analyst at Harvard Business School, and Security Assessment Practice Manager at Rapid7. Both Jon and Zach have presented at numerous security conferences (eg. BlackHat, CanSecWest, SOURCE Boston, SecTor, etc).

Mark Stanislav: Mark Stanislav holds his Bachelor's in Networking and IT Administration and is currently pursuing his Master's in Network Security -- both from Eastern Michigan University. Mark is a Linux systems administrator for a popular digital promotions company just outside of Detroit by day, and an adjunct lecturer at EMU by night (literally). Mark teaches both the entry-level and advanced Linux courses at EMU and created the curriculum for both from scratch. Mark's technology interests involve Linux, PHP-based web development, information security, and Apple products. Mark also runs a security news web site called and last presented here at NOTACON 2005.