Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as fitness trackers and home security cameras are growing in popularity, but many people don’t realize that these devices can also be used to attack critical infrastructure. In 2017, a group of hackers used IoT devices to launch a massive attack on the internet infrastructure provider Dyn, and they were only able to do this because they were able to exploit devices that were using default passwords.
In 2019, I was honored to be asked to participate in the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC), a significant initiative established in the United States as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The Commission released its report in 2020, which included a wide range of recommendations for both legislative and executive actions.
I am excited to announce that I have become a fellow with Mission Critical, an organization dedicated to securing the U.S.'s critical infrastructure sectors. This role complements my ongoing work at ICIT, contributing to enhancing our nation's security and resilience.