How the Federal Government is Attempting to Protect the Internet of Things

Source: NextGov

From NextGov:

NIST is also developing standards aimed at protecting consumer privacy in the Internet of Things, noted Isaac Potoczny-Jones, research lead for computer science at Galois, a company working with NIST on consumer privacy.

“A lot of the Internet has this financial basis around making the user into the product, not the consumer,” he told Nextgov. “The user’s private data is really the product and that product is sold elsewhere — we see a potential for that happening on the Internet of Things.”

Galois is working with NIST on a pilot in which consumers’ information, culled from smart-home services, could be integrated into a  “privacy preserving data store,” Potoczny-Jones said.