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Can Attorneys Help Secure the Internet of Things?

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Produced on August 29, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Privacy & Cybersecurity

Course Description

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a dizzying pace with 21 Billion connected devices projected to be in use by 2020.

Criminal hackers have already commandeered IoT devices, used them as a gateway to enter and attack enterprise networks, and leveraged them en masse to strike at the underlying infrastructure of the Internet. Market forces and existing rules and regulations simply haven’t kept up and the nature of the connected device market makes effective technical solutions extremely difficult without additional measures to support them. Attorneys can help make those measures a reality.

Lawyer and information security consultant Scott Aurnou will discuss the rapidly growing ecosystem of IoT devices and the risks that come with it. He will provide a background of how connected devices typically work, outline common security issues affecting them, talk about the difficulties in addressing these issues effectively, and discuss attorneys’ potential to play a key part in mitigating those risks.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the vast scope and breadth of the Internet of Things in modern society
  2. Learn about the current state of security of IoT devices
  3. Examine the risks associated with insecure connected devices
  4. Analyze the obstacles facing technological solutions to secure IoT devices
  5. Identify the role attorneys can play in mitigating the risks presented by insecure connected devices

Credit Information

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Scott Aurnou

The Security Advocate

Scott Aurnou, Esq., CISSP is an attorney and founder of The Security Advocate, which helps organizations with information security and data privacy issues. This includes privacy and security awareness training, security consulting, compliance with cyber security and privacy laws and related legal concerns.

Scott spent over a decade as a litigation attorney in the NYC area, and served as lead counsel for a private client services group at Smith Barney. He uses his legal, security, and business background to make complex information security concepts easy to understand (and even entertaining on occasion) for non-technical audiences. He has published security related articles in national publications ranging from the New York Law Journal to SC Magazine. In addition, he has created and delivered numerous presentations on information security and data privacy issues for executives, managers, and professionals.

Scott is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP). He is admitted to practice law in New York, Colorado, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is also the author of the Introduction to Information Security LiveLessons video training series for Pearson Publishing. 


Timothy H.

Quite helpful for clients working remotely....

Christina J.

Would love to have a 2021 update to this one!

Joseph R.

Instructor s knowledge of concept was superficial, with many assertions made therein problematic.

John D.

Great presenter. Good content.

nancy d.

Interesting but concerning....

gary i.

Excellent-the speaker was extremely knowledgeable and a good speaker as well! Gary Irwin

John A.

Scott Arnou has a gift for explaining complex issues with comprehensible examples. He tells good stories to permit some understanding of technical problems. A consistently reliable explainer.

Vincent E.

very interesting, presenter knowledgeable

Rene B.

Fascinating subject. But, it seems the answer to the title question is “no.”

Joshua L.

This was a great starter on IOT. As he points out, this is a cutting edge field. It would be great it if this was updated soon.

Joshua D.


Timothy Q.

Very good presentation and substantive.

Jonathan A.

Mr. Arnou was an engaging and entertaining presenter. I loved his presentation.

Joanna F.

nice presentation - I learned a lot

Christopher B.

Informative and well paced

Sasha S.

Interesting issues I had not considered previously.

melvin f.

very effective presenter, who was animated and human in his approach.Very thought provoking.

Charles B.

This is one of the most entertaining and informative presentations I have watched.

Hans Christian B.

Excellent course, very competent presenter.

Wendy M.

Excellent presentation!

Mary Lou S.


William S.

Fine overview.

Harrison S.

Good job

Claude A.

Great Information.

Scott T.

Good overview of the internet of things and development of related technology and law.

Roman W.

Scott Aurnou is a great speaker -- keeps the presentation moving along at a brisk pace and packs a lot of information into a short timeframe.

stephen p.

Very informative. One of best audio presentations. Would like more from this presenter..

Diane R.

Excellent content.

Christa J.

Great presentation

Charles S.


Gerald M.

The situation is worse than I had supposed. Great presentation in a short lecture.

Dena R.

Great info very useful - will watch all CLE from this presenter

Katharine N.

Loved the presenter and the class. I'm not big on anything technology driven and this was so easy to understand and it was fascinating. For a hot minute I thought maybe I should be in the filed of securing the internet of things, but then I realized that I can barely reset my router . . .

William L.

I've watched a ton of Scott Aurnou course on lawline. I am also an attorney with a CISSP., who works in a large enterprise doing data security and legal matters. Scott's courses are directly relevant to me in my work. In particular, he models how to communicate with less technical stakeholders on why cybersecurity issues matter to them.

Thomas C.

Good course, lots of information.

Dane R.

Spectacular course. Vital information.

Joseph F.

Best presented topic of all topics I’ve gone through on Lawline

Trudi L.

very good

Marian H.

good speaker

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