Just this morning I read a story about a family that got woken up at night by a voice of a man screaming in their newborn baby’s room.
It was a sick man that had hacked into the wifi surveillance camera used by the parents to watch over their baby and was screaming at the baby trying to wake her up. When the parents arrived in the room, they saw the camera following their path and the man screaming obscenities at them.
This is just an example of what can happen if proper security practices are not enforced.
With a storm of connected objects entering all our spaces, it becomes necessary to have a Global certificate of security and quality that labels any programmable device.
This certificate has to define the principles, based on free standards, the tests to guarantee the maximum security, the update procedures that must be simple and easily feasible by any person amongst other rules to be defined.
My call is to coordinate and centralize efforts to define such a security label the ethics and the standards associated, and diffuse as widely as possible the fundamental importance of such practices.
This has to be seen in a global effort of re-empowering people joint with a true independent and free internet and connected tools that adhere to the manifesto.
The adhesion to the chart should be in a participative matter, and the principles of security taught in schools.
For a safe and connected future we need to guarantee secure connected objects from phones, to glasses, fridges, dongles or any other programmable connected device.
All input is welcome and needed.