Cyber Insights for 30th November 2016 from The National Cyber Skills Centre

Back in 1982 long before the world got connected a horror film called ‘The Thing’ hit the big screen. The ‘thing’ in this instance was an extra-terrestrial life-form that assimilates other organisms and in turn imitates them. In this story, it manages to infiltrate an Antarctic research station, taking the appearance of the researchers that it absorbs, and paranoia develops within the group.

Was this a warning as to what would come 34 years later? You would be forgiven for thinking so. As collectively we sit here now allowing many, many ‘things’ to connect to the internet in both our homes and offices, containing information that may be used to harm us. The Internet Of Things (IoT) has been around now for a handful of years, but it’s rapidly entering the mainstream.

This article was written by Stuart Wilkes on behalf of the National Cyber Skills Centre. To read the whole article, please click this link.