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October 4, 2021

Why is the protection of IoT with security solutions a need?

Security is a critical component of IoT projects and must be considered from the beginning to protect connected devices from threats. IoT security is a branch of technology concerned with protecting devices and networks connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). Unfortunately, several barriers prevent IoT devices from being secured and delivering end-to-end security in an IoT ecosystem.

Because networking devices and other connected devices are still a relatively new concept, security hasn't always been a top priority during the product development process. Furthermore, because the Internet of Things is such a new industry, many product designers and manufacturers are more concerned with getting their products to market as soon as possible rather than adopting the necessary security steps from the start.

IOT Solutions

Industrial IoT Machine to Machine connections will account for the 14.7 billion connections in 2023, according to the current "Cisco Annual Internet Report" on networking trends. The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly expanding in terms of both applications (detection, video, navigation, telemedicine, and so on) and technologies (particularly the possibility of 5G).

SC Magazine recently published a white paper on securing the Internet of Things, and it includes a few ideas for increasing IoT security. Consider a few areas of vulnerability that are too difficult for current security measures to handle.

One of the IoT's next-biggest benefits is cloud compatibility, which allows for even faster and easier connection and sharing. However, maintaining security in a cloud-based network is difficult since data is spread over unprotected cloud networks. End-to-end encryption in the cloud today "should provide data integrity across physical, virtual, local, and cloud-based systems, giving enterprises complete flexibility to build their IoT solutions as they see fit."

When upgrading, the software integrity of connected devices is not properly assured due to security flaws in the wireless networks used. The security of stored data on the server is equally insecure. Customers' privacy may be jeopardized as a result, despite the fact that established commercial corporations such as Google can undermine it. Organizations should expect data sent by IoT devices to travel across numerous networks and apps, with hackers exploiting any vulnerable gaps found in each. Start with SSL/TLS encryption and evolve to PKI for IoT installations to develop robust identification and authentication, encryption, and data integrity.

Even if their batteries are still functional, connected objects are commonly forgotten. As a result, security vulnerabilities that have been postponed evolve.

Their physical well-being is regularly endangered. Connected devices can be physically hacked in a variety of circumstances.

Finally, industries should be ecstatic about the new and exciting advances in the Internet of Things. Any new idea, though, carries its own set of dangers. Because IoT device manufacturers have not prioritized security, data security and corporate privacy and integrity are the most important safeguards in IoT. The Internet of Things (IoT) was designed to make your life easier. However, because the technology is still in its infancy, it raises a slew of security concerns. As a result, maintaining control over your linked devices is vital. It's not a good idea to let your desire for efficiency turn into a nightmare!

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