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The Triple Threat of the Internet of Things

Law360 | Expert Analysis

June 15, 2017

Author: H. Michael O'Brien

Michael O’Brien (Partner-White Plains) authored “The Triple Threat of the Internet of Things” in the June 15, 2017, Expert Analysis column of Law360.  Mike points the WannaCry and other recent cyberattacks, stressing that stakeholders need to address security concerns from the ground up. He points out that the IoT is vulnerable to attacks that can (1) cause physical damage to persons and property, (2) cause a widespread distributed denial of service to servers and computer systems, and (3) deny access to computer systems to secure ransom.

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