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.
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