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Mastering Internet of Things by Peter Waher

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Understanding the risks

James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence of the USA, told Popular Science in 2016 that America's Greatest Threat is the Internet of Things. And the list of threats to America is not small.

The reason for this statement is that our society is so automated and optimized. Vulnerabilities in things make it possible to disrupt services, logistics, communication, energy, and the economy. It is possible to paralyze a modern society, using vulnerabilities in the systems used to make it run.

Today, hospital equipment, health devices, utilities, transport, trains, ships, cars, vans, airplanes, power plants, nuclear facilities, grocery stores, railways, motorways, harbors, and so on are to some extent automated. ...

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