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Tips to Stay Safe in the IoT World

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Once considered a “fad,” the Internet of Things (IoT) is now here to stay. It thrives in inter-connectivity though, making it a target of malicious programs and attacks. This is especially true when combined with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies. All things considered, this can create quite the security nightmare since hackers love to target weakly secured devices such as these. If such devices are connected to your corporate network, hackers can use them as a gateway into your systems.

When you stop to think about this, it’s easy to imagine how more attacks in the future will target IoT technology. The reason why this is so appealing lies in the ability to connect various devices and systems, but this also makes it very susceptible to attacks. Not only will the devices themselves be affected here, sometimes they’re also used as a backdoor for hackers or enslaved as part of a botnet. When this happens, they put sensitive information in danger of being illegally...(continued)

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