Wine cellars, security, and standards: Vint Cerf on IoT

The 'father of the Internet' has rigged a slick IoT system for his wine collection, but questions of standards and interoperability will dog developers in the outside world

As the "father of the Internet," Vint Cerf is more plugged in than most, but even he doesn't have all the answers when it comes to securing the Internet of things.

The Internet of things isn't only about new wearables, appliances, and other electronics capable of connecting to the Internet. It also lets us manage the appliances we depend on and provides insight into how we use resources, Cerf, now a vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google, told the audience at the Cyber Security NYU Engineering/Sloan Foundation Lecture in New York City this week.

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