The information technology revolution has significantly changed the way in which people interact with the world. Among other things, it has allowed us to access information about almost anything instantaneously and has given us the ability to easily purchase goods without leaving our homes. The Internet of Things is the next step of this revolution and will further transform the world by allowing us to connect our many "things" to the Internet. It will allow our smart cars to drive themselves and our smart refrigerators to automatically order food for us. However, making the world smarter will lead to greater security and privacy challenges.
Smarter World, Bigger Threats explains what the Internet of Things is by providing an overview of its history, development, and technical structure. It is estimated that billions of devices will be connected to the Internet in the coming years. Additionally, these devices will have access to financial or other personal information of its users. This will lead to many technological, security, and privacy challenges. Smarter World, Bigger Threats highlights these challenges and provides possible solutions.
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About the Author
Abdul B. Subhani is the founder and President/CEO of Centex Technologies, an IT consulting company. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, a Texas Licensed Private Investigator, a member of the FBI InfraGard, and the recipient of multiple other advanced IT credentials. He received the 40 under 40 Award from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, was honored with the 2018 Best of Small Business Award for CEO of the Year, and most recently recognized on the INC 5000 list for operating one of the fastest-growing companies of 2018. He has been an expert witness in data forensics cases for police departments; a part of major fraud investigations in the State of Texas; and is a frequent keynote speaker, moderator, and panelist at colleges, universities, and leading international technology conferences.
Dr. Muhammad Faisal Amjad is a senior member of the IEEE and an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. He is a cyber-security consultant for government and private industry. He received his PhD degree in computer science from the University of Central Florida in 2015. His current research focuses on network security, forensics, and malware analysis. He also specializes in dynamic spectrum access and defense against security vulnerabilities in cognitive radio networks as well as wireless sensor and ad hoc networks, game theory, and multi-agent systems. Dr. Amjad is a recipient of a Fulbright PhD scholarship, a Higher Education Commission of Pakistan scholarship, and the President's Gold Medal for his master's degree.