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The AG Update: Ep. 43

Feb 7, 2020 8:30:00 AM

New legislation on IoT security, tips to increase your smart home and business security, law enforcement's use of a facial recognition database, and more...

AG Weekly 43

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  1. New Legislation Set to Regulate IoT Security  
  2. Tips for Increasing Your Smart Home Security
  3. Law Enforcement Using Database with Millions of Images for Facial Recognition

Transcript:

New Legislation Set to Regulate IoT Security

With IoT devices forecasted to reach an estimated 75 billion products by 2025, the need for mitigating your cyber risk is at an all time high.

The UK has taken steps to secure IoT devices, In 2018, plans were drawn up by the department for digital culture, media, and sport to force IoT device manufacturers to follow a strict set of cyber security requirements.

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Tips for Increasing Your Smart Home Security

As technology integrates into our business and homes, security risks also increase. Physical intruders aren’t the only unwelcome patrons anymore.

However, by taking steps to increase network security by adding a VPN, disabling SSID broadcasting and utilizing two-factor authentication, you can reduce these risks to create a digitally safe home and working environment.

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Law Enforcement Using Database with Millions of Images for Facial Recognition

A program called “Clearview AI” has scraped the Internet’s public domain and assembled a database of billions of images from numerous social media platforms. With this database, nearly anyone who has ever had their photo taken can be located within a matter of seconds.

Over 600 law enforcement agencies have purchased access to this database. While it enables lightning fast crime-solving, it could be the end of personal privacy. It raises the question: has technology gone too far?

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