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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.

The explosion of IoT devices is leaving everyone exposed to cyber threats. The rate by which IoT devices are being produced has inevitably led many to be released to market with little to no security. Amongst those making the headlines have been baby monitors, smart bulbs, toy dolls and webcams, whilst recent DDoS attacks of a scale never seen before have utilised an army of Digital Video Recorders, smart TVs, broadband routers etc. Each connected device represents a potential end-point to exploit for the hacker with attacks focused on the owner of the device or used to attack another target.

IoT Cyber Security Solutions

Gartner predicts that a black market worth over $5 billion will exist which sells fake sensor and video data aimed at enabling criminal activity. Now is the time to implement security solutions for your connected IoT devices.  Our team of cyber security consultants are here to advise and guide you through the process of identifying and securing any gaps in your 5G/IoT network security strategy.

“Overall, end users will need to prepare to address an environment where the business units will increasingly buy IoT-enabled assets without policies for support, data ownership or integration into existing business applications.”

Alfonso VelosaResearch Vice President at Gartner


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