Lifewire October 15, 2020 – Google’s New Thermostat: Same Look, New Privacy Concerns
The Nest is likely to be collecting more data than many users realize, experts say. One of NEST’s big selling points is its learning ability.
“For it to properly learn habits and behaviors, we have to share location data with it,” Steve Tcherchian, Chief Information Security Officer at XYPRO Technology Corporation, said in an email interview. “Not only does the NEST thermostat know the physical location it’s installed, but for it to function properly, it needs to know where you physically are.
“It does this by accessing location data from your phone. For example, it can then determine how far away you are from home so it can turn on your A/C or heater before you get [home].”
To read the full article visit lifewire.com
Steve Tcherchian, CISSP, PCI-ISA, PCIP is the Chief Product Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for XYPRO Technology. Steve is on Forbes Technology Council, the NonStop Under 40 executive board, and part of the ANSI X9 Security Standards Committee.
With over 20 years in the cybersecurity field, Steve is responsible for the strategy and innovation of XYPRO’s security product line as well as overseeing XYPRO’s risk, compliance, and security to ensure the best experience for customers in the Mission-Critical computing marketplace.
Steve is an engaging and dynamic speaker who regularly presents on cybersecurity topics at conferences around the world.