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The pathetic security of many IoT devices has been well known for years, but in 2020, governmental actions like SB-327 are finally coming into place. But are they too little, too late?
As technology continues to advance, it's important for individuals and organizations to utilize IoT devices to increase productivity and profitability. Here are 5 IoT trends you can expect to see in 2020.
With the IoT global explosion already well underway, and the equally powerful increase in damaging hacks set to follow, the question is a serious one: Is it time for the federal government to get involved in forcing device manufacturers to up their security game? As expected, there are arguments on both sides of the issue.
As businesses invest in building IoT networks, they need to learn how to keep their information safe in the cloud. A few of these approaches include raising awareness and education about security risks and securing personal devices.
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.
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.
Over-The-Air (OTA) updates make it possible for companies to roll out new patches, software or firmware to the devices in their network without ever having to recall those devices and interrupt their customers' lives.
Not everyone is sold on the idea that regulations dictating security standards for IoT devices will actually improve security. A multi-pronged approach would be more effective, including manufacturer-initiated best practices and consumer education.
The re-emergence of Mirai botnet variants shows us that we're still missing standards for the overall security of an IoT ecosystem.
If a hacker finds your old smart bulb in the trash, they could access important personal data. Learn the risks to secure your networks.
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