Security by design and continuous monitoring through platforms is becoming more crucial than ever.
As the world moves closer toward a truly connected planet, the need to secure IoT solutions from the start is becoming a necessity. Security at the forefront of IoT should be on every organization’s mind. Devices connected to the internet leave channels open for malicious attacks, and use cases such as autonomous vehicles and robotics in healthcare need security from the ground up.
The accelerating adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in North America and worldwide is not anticipated to decrease. Factoring in the benefits already realized by industries using IoT – specifically industrial and healthcare, as well as the accelerant COVID-19, has proven to be, the adoption of IoT is growing at a quick clip.
The number of IoT-connected devices is estimated to reach 25.2 billion by 2025 – up from 6.3 billion in 2016. This is incredible news for the state of IoT as an industry, but simple statistics imply that the more devices we connect, the greater the security risk.
The future of IoT is thrilling, but security should not get swept away as an afterthought as the industry gains more and more traction. Government regulations are beginning to force solution providers to implement security by design as the optimal method to build IoT solutions. This is why we must place security at the forefront of IoT.