If you’re within travelling distance of the University of Bedfordshire, UK, the British Computer Society are hosting a lecture called “Hacking the Internet of Things” this May.
The speaker is Geraint Williams, Information Risk Consultant and Trainer, IT Governance Ltd., Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire.
The Internet of Things describes a paradigm of how electronic devices including everyday items are now interconnected by various media to each other locally and across the Internet. This allows them to exchange information and to interact with us in order to make life easy. You can now control the heating in your home from a smart phone app or monitor the movement of hundreds of buoys free floating in ocean currents from anywhere in the world.
The Internet of Things has great potential for aiding us. However the potential for malicious activities is just as great. This talk discusses the Internet of Things and its potential. This will be followed by discussions and demonstrations of how the Internet of Things can be hacked to reveal details of our interactions or to take control of the environment around us.
The lecture is free and will be held at the University of Bedfordshire’s Polhill Campus on Tuesday 13 May 2014. Closing date for bookings is Sunday 11 May 2014 at 11:59pm.
Take a look at the British Computer Society website for more details and booking information.