Jason Hope is a business consultant from Arizona who works at a consulting firm that he created called Jason Hope Business Consulting. Mr. Hope holds both a bachelor of finance degree and a masters degree in business from Arizona State University.
He is a futurist with a great interest in the internet of things and how it can impact our lives in the future. Below is a summary of an article written by Jason Hope detailing some of the security risks inherent to the internet of things that was featured on Tech.co.
The most common security risk in people’s perception of connected devices that involve the internet of things is a smart car getting taken over by a hacker. This has been proven to be possible and it created quite a stir in the media. While this is a security risk without a doubt, Jason Hope says that the greater security risks in the internet of things come from more personal devices and gadgets that we use in the home.
The personal devices and gadgets that Jason Hope is talking about include a smart refrigerator, baby monitor and even a smart toilet. Such devices can be hacked just like the vehicle and can greatly infringe on your privacy. The smart refrigerator for example can be hacked and then used to access personal information stored on your computer. The smart baby monitor can be used to set up a kidnapping of a child. The key, says Jason Hope, is to have strong security measures in place before we start using smart connected devices. This is so that we know we are safe from hackers spying on us and potentially crashing our vehicles.
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