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

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

Written by AVANI DESAI on Mar 26, 2018

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,” said 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

Topics: IoT

AVANI DESAI

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AVANI DESAI

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Avani Desai is 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. Avani also sits on the board of Catalist, a not for profit that empowers women by supporting the creation, development and expansion of collective giving through informed grantmaking. In addition, she is co-chair of 100 Women Strong, a female only venture philanthropic fund to solve problems related to women and children in the community.

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