As an increasingly large percentage of consumer electronics feature networked computers in some way, privacy and safety issues have become hot button issues. Some end-users have remained oblivious to concerns while others are making unrealistic predictions. Those who want to protect their own security, however, can take steps now to improve their IoT outlook.
The challenges surrounding IoT security remain today’s primary adoption rate inhibitor. Along with VPNs, a popular solution to today's IoT security challenge is found in software-defined perimeters (SDPs).
The number of IoT devices is increasing by the day. It has become extremely difficult to keep track of the devices people bring to work. This leads to the emergence of shadow IoT - the devices that the IT and security departments are completely unaware of. Because of these shadow devices, hackers can now exploit vulnerabilities much more easily than before. This article deals with the dangers and solutions to shadow IoT.
Having an IoT device in your home makes your entire home network significantly more vulnerable to attack. Your devices may already be part of a botnet without you knowing it.
IoT is advancing building automation beyond mere optimizations. It's bringing systems together and adding new value, through innovations like demand control and the way it improves air quality. But we must remember that IoT-based analytics platforms work only because they connect people with technology—without humans at the helm, they’re of little value.
With a virtually infinite amount of devices in distributed enterprise environments, along with various venues for the IoT in differing industries, the network is now the focal point for its security. Through the network, users and devices can be authenticated, policies and rules put in place to control access and behavior, and visibility can be increased to detect anomalies. To make this truly work, security and network personnel must collaborate closely.
IoT networks can both amplify and be the targets of distributed denial of service (DDoS) or botnet attacks. Architect resilient solutions.
Connecting retail spaces, processes and objects to the internet can unlock new value for retailers, primarily by tangibly improving the customer experience. Connected retail comes with its security pitfalls however, and a strong security framework is essential is important to the enduring success of a digital retail transformation.
We look at the IoT platform vendor landscape, analyse which are the companies to watch out for in the enterprise smart city solutions which cover waste management, smart street lighting, energy and water metering and utility management.
Smart technology can help make a city more accessible for the elderly and disabled, enabling them to live independently.