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News Byte: Beheshti Shares Expertise About Internet of Things Security

August 13, 2020

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., dean of NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, recently shared insight about several timely topics relating to Internet of Things (IoT) security. In a podcast with Cybercrime Magazine, Beheshti addressed the current state of IoT security relative to device manufacturers and consumers, and also what the expansion of 5G means for IoT security. “The dramatic expansion of bandwidth in 5G creates additional bandwidth to launch more persistent and numerous attacks,” he said, adding that the lack of regulations for 5G security, and for IoT security in general, contributed to 2019 being considered the worst year for cyberattacks.

Beheshti also covered trends, such as combining IoT with AI and blockchain and spoke about what is on the horizon for IoT security, especially in light of the “work from home” new normal. The additional reliance on technology to communicate sensitive data means the attack surface will be increased, and “the need for a more robust IoT security approach will be even more paramount.”

Cybercrime Magazine is published by Cybersecurity Ventures, the leading researcher for the global cyber economy. In 2018, New York Tech launched a partnership with Cybersecurity Ventures based on the common goals of helping to develop the region into a cyber-defense hub and driving awareness and education about career opportunities in STEM in general and for women and minorities in particular.

Listen to the full podcast.