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Internet of Things: Legal Issues

Attorney Stephen Wu on Impact of Increasing Computerization
Internet of Things: Legal Issues

At a time of sweeping and rapid change in cybersecurity, IT security attorney Stephen Wu says organizations need to be prepared from a compliance, incident response and risk management perspective to address novel situations stretching society's capabilities.

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One aspect of the change is the increasing number of devices that connect to the Internet, the so-called Internet of Things, says Wu of the Silicon Valley Law Group.

In the interview at RSA Conference 2015, Wu:

  • Discusses legal concerns security practitioners should consider in deploying and managing Internet-tied devices;
  • Advises that securing the Internet of Things should not be done in isolation; and
  • Explains why information security legal issues go beyond harm to data and systems, but include the potential for property damage, bodily injury or even death.

Wu advises clients concerning information security, privacy and secure e-commerce matters. He formerly served as the chair of the American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Wu previously served as in-house attorney at VeriSign. Wu has written or co-written five books on information security and the law.

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About the Author

Eric Chabrow

Eric Chabrow

Retired Executive Editor, GovInfoSecurity

Chabrow, who retired at the end of 2017, hosted and produced the semi-weekly podcast ISMG Security Report and oversaw ISMG's GovInfoSecurity and InfoRiskToday. He's a veteran multimedia journalist who has covered information technology, government and business.

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