John Matherly (2014)

John Matherly

We live in a world that is ever more interconnected. Your light bulb can be smart. An app can control the lock on your door. Your car has wireless systems. But how are we opening up to a new kind of problem when a mass of small computers go online – all connected – without implementing an equal level of security? Hear John’s riveting talk about what the internet consists of – and what problems might face us in the future, bringing online millions of tiny devices that essentially are computers.

John Matherly is an Internet Cartographer and founder of Shodan – the world’s first search engine for Internet-connected devices. He is passionate about programming, solving problems and understanding the world’s workings. Before Shodan, John worked at the San Diego Supercomputer Centre managing the world’s foremost protein data bank, helped the Union-Tribune newspaper manage its sports section and worked on research to determine the 3D structure of proteins using deuterium mass spectrometry. John completed a bachelor’s in bioinformatics from the University of California San Diego.

TEDxArendal 2014: John Matherly