Episode 250: Window Snyder of Thistle on Making IoT Security Easy

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Window Snyder (@window), the founder and CEO of Thistle Technologies about the (many) security challenges facing Internet of Things (IoT) devices and her idea for making things better: Thistle’s platform for secure development and deployment of IoT devices.

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The growth of the Internet of Things is one of the most significant developments in information technology over the last two decades. During that time our homes, workplaces and public spaces have become populated with a wide range of smart, software driven, and Internet connected devices ranging from printers to cameras and home appliances. 

It’s no surprise that cyber threats and attacks followed. A recent report from Cisco found that the growth of the internet of things (IoT) and connected devices was the biggest contributing factors to organizations’ expanding attack surfaces

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Part of the reason that IoT insecurity is such a big problem is that device makers and the development organizations that serve them have struggled to learn the lessons of the last 30 years. Embedded software running smart devices in everything from homes and businesses to critical infrastructure repeat many of the same mistakes – from buffer overflows and SQL injection to weak authentication schemes – that characterized earlier generations of software and services. 

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