Dan Geer has posted the
transcript of his "Trends in cyber security" talk
presented to the US
National Reconnaissance Office in early November.
"The trendline in the number of critical
monocultures seems to be rising and many of these are embedded
systems both without a remote management interface and long lived.
That combination -- long lived and not reachable -- is the trend
that must be reversed. Whether to insist that embedded devices
self destruct at some age or that remote management of them be a
condition of deployment is the question. In either case, the
Internet of Things and the appearance of microcontrollers in seemingly
every computing device should raise hackles on every neck.
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