Cyberthreats in the Internet of Things

The Hogan Lovells Privacy and Cybersecurity and Litigation teams presented our webinar Cyberthreats in the Internet of Things. We explored some techniques that can be used to exploit potential vulnerabilities in connected devices and how those types of events impact organizations from a regulatory and litigation perspective.

Many of the nearly 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices deployed worldwide perform critical functions or have access to networks that process highly sensitive information. The proliferation of connected devices across industry sectors has led to the emergence of a significant and distinct threat to many types of organizations, from electric utilities deploying IoT devices across its smart grid to financial institutions using IoT devices in conference rooms that may connect to the same network that financial data flows through.

Nathan Salminen, Allison Holt, and Paul Otto discussed unique litigation and technical risks related to the IoT ecosystem. The discussion included some of the technical aspects of hacking threats to connected devices, how those threats may differ from other cyberthreats, and the legal implications of such threats.

We also explored:

  • Different types of hacks and how they may be exploited in the IoT space
  • Ways that compromised IoT devices can present unique types of security risks
  • Unique legal implications of IoT cyberthreats
  • Litigation risks and strategies

Click here to access the webinar recording for our webinar that took place on 16 July 2019.


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