REGULATE THIS: When Thermostats Regulate Twitter and Your Smart Phone Gridlocks a 911 Center
- Preventative: Increase security on networks.
- Build depth: Redundancy in critical systems (a backup 911 system, for example). Shockingly, many municipalities don’t have a plan in place. Neither do many hospitals, who rely on an intricate “network of things” connecting expensive and essential patient monitoring equipment. Those that have a plan, haven’t tested it. (See more on the lack of 911 backup here.)
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