IoT Security Solutions
IoT security is the technology concerned with protecting connected devices and networks within the IoT environment (internet of things). Allowing devices to connect to the internet or network opens them both to a number of serious security vulnerabilities if they are not properly protected. As the use of IoT devices grows, the requirements of a robust IoT security strategy and solutions will also grow.
The Internet of Things threat
The First Industrial Revolution used steam power to mechanise production resulting in the first factories. The Second emerged when Henry Ford mastered the moving assembly line using electric power to create mass production. The Third was ushered in through the use of electronics and information technology to automate production and the Fourth Industrial Revolution follows hot on the heels with the advent of the Internet and subsequent move to digitalise and connect everything, connect everyone.
By now you will have heard of the term Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is creating a tremendous digital business future where interactions between things we wear, touch or utilise become integrated into the fabric of everyday life. The development of mobile computing technologies and wireless communications networks (including WiFi and 4G/LTE) coupled with miniaturisation means that this powerful access to always-on communication is no longer tied down by cables and can be, and is being, embedded in everything.
IoT threats are everywhere
Inside the smarthome, everything from light bulbs and refrigerators to televisions and toasters are getting connected to the internet. A world of wonder already exists for the futurists where you can set the temperature of your home on your way back from work, remotely spy on your home whilst you are away, or have your fridge automatically order groceries when you’re running low on milk etc. In the workplace, integrated building technology is used to centrally manage everything from multimedia systems to lighting and shades, and from security to HVAC (heating ventilation and air-conditioning) systems.