Tuesday, December 23, 2014

IoT: Ensuring Security is in Place

One of the critical concerns as the industry designs and deploys the IoT is to ensure security is in place to protect both the data and devices. Everything may be connected to the cloud, but we need controlled security that the end users can trust and control.

A new report from Parks Associates shows that at the end of 2014, 79% of US households will have broadband access and 80% of these homes will have an operating home network. So clearly the IoT devices of tomorrow can already connect to the existing network infrastructure we have in place today. But with this easy and readily available Internet connection comes all the associated risks and concerns on security for device access and data protection. With all these devices in active communication, the scale and size of the potential risk is perhaps as large as the billions of units forecast by the market projections.

From the article "IoT: Ensuring Security is in Place" by Kevin McDermott.

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