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IBM's chief technologist: IoT standards could be enshrined in trade agreements, legal precedent

February 22, 2017 |
Joshua Higgins
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Trade agreements and court decisions are likely to be the main drivers of de facto cybersecurity regulation of inter-connected devices within the emerging Internet of Things, a top technology leader told participants at a major industry security conference last week.

Bruce Schneier, the chief technology officer of IBM Resilient and special adviser to IBM Security, said in a keynote address at the RSA Conference in San Francisco that cybersecurity standards for cyber-physical devices could be mandated through international trade agreements...


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