Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Finally something useful out of the EU?

This seems like a positive step:
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) responsible for researching computing threats to the continent has widened its remit to include checking out car and smart building hacking. 
ENISA has decided on its 2016 work schedule and, as well as its continuing job looking for security holes and best practice in mainstream IT, the group has identified smart cars, smart airports, hospitals, health technology, and the security of the Internet of Things as areas for concern.
I'm not a big fan of regulation by faceless bureaucracy.  I'm much more open to the idea of "better security through public humiliation" - although I'd be surprised if large, politically connected companies weren't able to get this sort of thing squelched.

Still, I've been saying this about the Internet Of Things, hackable cars, and terrible medical device security for quite some time.  It's nice to see that the EU Organs are only 4 or 5 years behind on that.  Go, EU faceless bureaucrats!

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