The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay. No surprise that our love for connected devices will continue to trend upward to 11.4 billion by 2018 according to Gartner. However, with increased convenience of IoT devices, huge security risks also increase and staying vigilant about security is critical. Security hazards become a big concern as IoT devices often times store sensitive information that can be tempting to hackers. Also, in an effort to go to market fast with new devices, manufacturers may create smart products that are insecure and vulnerable to attacks where weak infrastructures are in place.
There is fast and furious adoption of the smart gadgets consumers have come to depend on to regulate temperature, watch over homes or businesses, monitor health and even respond to our every need. Security may not get the attention it needs in an emerging market that is growing so rapidly. The key is to balance security with ease of use and convenience of the device. Being attentive and up to date with the most advanced security tools to mitigate risks against cybercriminals means adjustments may need to be made for effective protection. Security and IoT are hot topics; read full article here.