There are many different methods that you can use to secure your networks against potential threats. Paul Routledge identifies six of the most effective
Internet of Things (IoT) has become the rising star in the world of technology and communications. The demand for IoT devices and technology has been steadily on the rise and according to experts, the number of IoT compatible connected devices will reach 31 billion by 2020. However, as always, the new tech has been met with rising concern when it comes to security.
The landscape of network security is changing all the time with new threats daily. This means that new devices must be secured on a network that provides connectivity and flexibility without compromising security.
This includes cloud enabled products and the devices whose function it is to extend protection, such as surveillance cameras and systems that monitor the network itself. Perhaps IoT is ready for you — but is your network ready for IoT?
The unfortunate truth is that most IoT devices are both insecure and out of date. Because so many IoT gadgets require very little setup, it’s easy to just plug them in and let them run. Some devices are innocuous enough to be left alone.
However, with an appliance that has a direct line to your smartphone or a digital assistant like Alexa, or a security camera, defaults can be a serious threat to your security.
Within the next two years, the amount of smartphone users will reach over 2.87 billion, from 2.57 billion users today. The majority of these users have always-on internet connectivity, providing them the ability to control devices from the palm of their hand, but how does this functionality connect to devices at home or at work?
When your individual devices are secure, the main point of entry into your IoT is going to be through your main network. There are many different methods that you can use to secure your networks against potential threats, but here are a few of the most effective: