Warren Buffet says that cyber security is the biggest threat facing mankind, even more dangerous than nuclear weapons. That may sound a bit over-the-top but safeguarding connected devices and networks – and understanding how to effectively do that – will be of paramount importance as IoT continues to become a critical part of your business strategy.
As we close in on 2020 companies continue to say that addressing security issues is important to them and remains high on their agendas – yet not enough is being done. This is despite increased risks and vulnerabilities and the implications of not addressing security potentially having a detrimental effect on not just their own businesses but also on society at large.
IoT security is not just about being secure technically but also about informing users what is happening with their information and devices so that they can make informed decisions on how they want that information to be managed. It’s also about educating employees on how to handle data and devices.
Data acts as a window into our lives – and when it comes to your company it can act as a window into not just your business but into your customer’s businesses. Sensitive data is extremely valuable and in the wrong hands can pose a serious threat.
Three layers of IoT security that you should consider:
- Physical technology – everything from hardware to software to infrastructure
- Rights management system – who has access to what
- Information – how you communicate with customers and end users – and what happens with their information
The implications of not addressing security risks are wide-ranging. Until all three layers of IoT security are managed and under control your business and customers will continue to be vulnerable.
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