Denis Roio aka Jaromil
Denis Roio aka Jaromil

Denis Roio aka Jaromil

CTO / Co-founder of the Dyne.org think&do tank
Denis Roio, better known as Jaromil, is CTO and co~founder of the Dyne.org think&do tank. Established in 1999 and based in Amsterdam, Dyne.org is home to a community of digital artists, critical makers and free software developers with a strong focus on cryptography, peer to peer networks, decentralization and blockchain technologies. Jaromil received the Vilém Flusser Award at Transmediale (Berlin, 2009) while leading for 6 years the R&D department of the Netherlands Media art Institute (Montevideo/TBA), he is a fellow of Waag Society (Amsterdam), included in the "Purpose Economy" list of top 100 social enterpreneurs in EU (2014) and the "40 under 40" European young leaders program. Among recent free and open source projects he created is http://Dowse.eu "The Privacy Hub for the Internet of Things", which is sponsored by SIDNfonds and NLNet and recently won a special mention in the ISOC NL Innovation prize 2016.

Breakout sessie
16 maart - 12:30 - 13:15 uur

Threats and challenges in IoT: not just a matter of security

Running a network in the age of the Internet of Things means hosting the connectivity of multiple devices owned by a diversity of subjects. Often such devices have full access to private, common and public information about humans operating them. Furthermore, devices can talk to each other without humans being consulted, and such interactions are not even manifest.

The risks of unconscious abuse and exploitation of information asymmetry are growing tremendously. As things initiate on the behalf of users, we are making a major leap towards a world that provides us with contexts that we may not want at all.

In the IoT paradigm, having a clear overview of what goes in and out of the network becomes of crucial importance for home users and professionals. The ultimate question of responsibility for whatever happens within a network cannot be easily answered, considering the way things can autonomously decide to initiate communications.

Beyond falses promises of security, the concept of awareness becomes more important, as well the economy of attention that comes with it. This talk will be a journey in the making of a new free/open source IoT HUB appliance that involved not only developers, but also artists and designers on the task of redefining IoT security not as a violent process, but as a responsible, natural act - one in search of harmony among those things connecting the inside and outside of a person's private, common, and public aspects of life.

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