Security Tools Podcast

Turning People into Devices

Episode Summary

Medical devices are a good example of what computerized assistants might face in the future. Yes, medical devices can save lives and certainly serve a more noble cause than outsourcing tedious tasks, but the security aspect of these life-saving pacemakers and defibrillators still require firmware updates. Seems that we still haven’t learned our lesson: embed security at the initial stages of design.

Episode Notes

Outsourcing tedious tasks is a dream of many and at the latest Google Developer’s conference,  the audience beamed when Google Assistant booked an appointment. However, attendees were quick to worry about potential exploits those devices might face.

Medical devices are a good example of what computerized assistants might face in the future. Yes, medical devices can save lives and certainly serve a more noble cause than outsourcing tedious tasks, but the security aspect of these life-saving pacemakers and defibrillators still require firmware updates.

Seems that we still haven’t learned our lesson: embed security at the initial stages of design.

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Panelists: Cindy Ng, Kilian Englert, Mike Buckbee, Forrest Temple