Scott Shackelford - Indiana University
All seminars for Spring 2021 will be held virtually. (No in-person classroom)
The Internet of Things: What Everyone Needs to Know
Jan 27, 2021Download: MP4 Video Size: 257.8MB
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AbstractThe Internet of Things (IoT) is the notion that nearly everything we use, from gym shorts to streetlights, will soon be connected to the Internet. Industry and financial analysts have predicted that the number of Internet-enabled devices will increase from 11 billion to upwards of 25 billion in coming years. Regardless of the number, the end result looks to be a mind-boggling explosion in Internet connected stuff. Yet, there has been relatively little attention paid to how we should go about regulating smart devices, and still less about how cybersecurity should be enhanced. Similarly, now that everything from refrigerators to stock exchanges can be connected to a ubiquitous Internet, how can we better safeguard privacy across networks and borders? This talk will explore these issues by pulling from the recently published book, ‘The Internet of Things: What Everyone Needs to Know.’ Our discussion will also be couched by the findings of a recent report for the Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity entitled, ‘State of Hoosier Cybersecurity 2020.’
About the Speaker
Professor Scott J. Shackelford serves on the faculty of Indiana University where he is Cybersecurity Program Chair along with being the Executive Director of the Ostrom Workshop. He is also an Affiliated Scholar at both the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Shackelford has written more than 100 articles, book chapters, essays, and op-eds for diverse publications. Similarly, Professor Shackelford’s research has been covered by an array of outlets, including Politico, NPR, CNN, Forbes, Time, the Washington Post, and the LA Times. He is also the author of The Internet of Things: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2020), Governing New Frontiers in the Information Age: Toward Cyber Peace (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business, and Relations: In Search of Cyber Peace (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Both Professor Shackelford’s academic work and teaching have been recognized with numerous awards, including a Harvard University Research Fellowship, a Stanford University Hoover Institution National Fellowship, a Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study Distinguished Fellowship, the 2014 Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, and the 2015 Elinor Ostrom Award.