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Internet of Things

The internet isn’t just a web browser, an email address, or a social media feed. It’s also the Internet of Things (IoT), some 26 billion devices—everything from refrigerators to smart locks—and it’s estimated to grow to more than 75 billion devices by 2025. Needless to say, this has huge implications for cybersecurity, as all of these devices (and the sensitive data they’re transmitting) are potential targets for hackers.

How might we help people understand the scale of the challenge and what’s needed to protect society in the face of this explosive growth in IoT devices? 

How should we think about what happens online increasingly leading to tangible, real-world impacts offline?

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A series of images covering faith, trust and the importance of understanding underlying perceptions.

A series of images covering faith, trust and the importance of understanding underlying perceptions.

Photo of Thomas Grimer
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An illustration which imagines an IOT integrated home in the future, visul cybersecurity measures required for the new technology.

An illustration which imagines an IOT integrated home in the future, visul cybersecurity measures required for the new technology.

Photo of Rebecca Wang
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IOT is represented as gigantic bowling ball with various connected device which is held by privacy wedge that stops it from bowling over.

IOT is represented as gigantic bowling ball with various connected device which is held by privacy wedge that stops it from bowling over.

Photo of AADHITHYA SUJITH
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