By now, we’ve all heard of the Internet of Things right? According to Gartner, by 2020 the IoT will connect approximately 20-30 billion devices worldwide, and counting.
Sure, a large number of those “things” are personal devices like smart consumer home products, but through production & environmental automation, smart collaboration tools and the prevalence of off-site work, the impact of IoT on our workplaces will be equally as profound.
When it comes to the IoT and business, between the security risks and the massive amount of data it collects, it can feel like the technology creates as many new challenges as it solves. Still, many companies are leveraging IoT for the cost savings alone, especially when it comes to things like physical infrastructure management or building environments. The challenge for IT is that unfortunately, they are usually called in to deal with problems after the fact. And we aren’t just talking about smart cameras, light fixtures and access cards anymore, IoT across the entire business environment can be the first point of attack hackers go for.
Are we secure?
READ MORE of the article from Cathy Vankesteren, Senior Vice President at End to End Networks