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A Security Baseline for Consumer IoT Devices Will Help to Foster a Sustainable IoT Ecosystem

July 10, 2018 Cybersecurity , Internet of Things , IoT

As we have previously outlined in detail, sustainability management provides a useful conceptual framework for crafting forward-looking cybersecurity policy. A sustainable approach to cybersecurity involves, among other things, acknowledging that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, framing business choices that prioritize security as investments, and engaging broadly in risk management practices. The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem has reached (or, arguably, passed) an inflection point in its development, and a sustainability-based security baseline for consumer-facing IoT is past due.

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Ninth School of Internet Governance: A Review

April 26, 2017 Internet Governance , Internet of Things , IoT , Latin America , Open Internet Course

The Ninth South School of Internet Governance (SSIG) took place at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro during the first week of April 2017. Directed by Olga Cavalli and Adrian Carballo, SSIG aims to strengthen the representation of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region where Internet Governance (IG) is discussed and defined; it is also a goal of SSIG to create a space for education of a new generation of professionals that participate actively in the IG.

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Dangerous Corporate First Amendment Overreach: Three Information Trends and a Data Application

May 25, 2016 Free Speech , Freedom of Expression , Internet of Things , Privacy , security

An appeal playing out in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals over mobile phone labeling exposes a phenomenon of great import to the future of technology: corporate use of the First Amendment to ax regulation. The stakes are seemingly rather small in the case of CTIA v. City of Berkeley. It involves a humble municipal ordinance requiring cell phone retailers to disclose the same information about permissible levels of radiofrequency (RF) radiation that the Federal Communications Commission already requires mobile phone manufacturers to reveal in their manuals.

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The Internet of Things and the Importance of Unlicensed Spectrum

August 5, 2015 FCC , Internet of Things , Spectrum Auction , Spectrum Reform , Unlicensed Spectrum

On July 29, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on “Wireless Broadband and the Future of Spectrum Policy,” where Ranking Member Bill Nelson observed, “[t]oday, there are more wireless devices in this country than there are people.”

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