IoT Security: What Is It, And Why Does It Matter?

March 26, 2018 Avani Desai

IoT Security: What Is It, And Why Does It Matter?

You may consider ‘IoT security’ an oxymoron and, unfortunately, for many IoT devices, you’re quite correct. The IoT and security don’t necessarily go together, with many companies and domestic consumers using IoT devices that lack fundamental layers of security. This obviously isn’t ideal.

Disclaimer: This post is not an attack on the Internet of Things (IoT), as there are some useful devices and applications by manufacturers that release products with security by design. Those who do not, need to cease and desist.

“Securing IoT devices is essential for the security of the data and controls on the device, any data and controls on neighboring networks and the internet itself” - Adam Brown, manager of security solutions at Synopsys.

Is he overstating it? Save the sarcastic “fear mongering” comments as there is sufficient evidence available in the form of high-profile hacks.

Read the full article at ipswitch's blog

About the Author

Avani Desai

Avani Desai the President at Schellman. Avani has more than 15 years of experience in IT attestation, risk management, compliance and privacy. Avani’s primary focus is on emerging healthcare issues and privacy concerns for organizations. Named as one of the 2017 Global Leaders in Consulting by Consulting Magazine she has also been featured and published in the ISSA Journal, ITSP Magazine, ISACA Journal, Information Security Buzz, Healthcare Tech Outlook, and many more.

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