FEATURE COMMENT: ‘Wile E.’ IoT: NIST SP 800-213 And Catching Up With The Internet Of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act Of 2020
“Beep beep”—Road Runner
Be it running into a rock face, dropping off a cliff, getting blown up, or taking an anvil to the noggin, there was little that would/could stop Wile E. Coyote (Road-Runnerus digestus) from his pursuit of the fast moving Road Runner (Velocitus tremenjus), at least not in the 6–7 minute glimpses Saturday morning viewers were allotted. In each short, that quick thinking Road Runner (Speedipus rex) seemed just out of reach of Wile (Hard-Headipus ravenus). Despite the application of some pretty impressive technological and creative engineering (see, e.g., backpack refrigerator ski machine, rocket sled, etc.) and access to Acme’s nifty gadgets and gizmos (see, e.g., dehydrated boulders, explosive tennis balls, jet-propelled unicycle, etc.), his target was simply too fast or too agile for him to catch. That’s what happens when you let your quarry get too far ahead of you—it can be nigh impossible to catch up … without exploding.
Continue reading this featured note by Alex Major and Philip Lee from the February edition of The Government Contractor below.