Let’s face it. The idea of the connected “smart” building is appealing. Being able to control the temperature with an app, or to aggregate data from vending machines so inventory orders can be automated, has a certain amount of allure.
This may not be the leap in Internet of Things (IoT) security that’s sorely needed, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction.
There is an often repeated statistic that there could be billions of connected devices by the year 2020. But unless something drastically changes how these devices are secured, that could be more bad news than good.
You can add the Internet of Things (IoT) to the long list of things IT pros and the average user seems to not quite see eye-to-eye on.
As we move into the fourth quarter of 2014, it’s getting to be about that time to look into the future and start planning for the next year’s priorities. Research firm Gartner is getting a bit of a jump on things by predicting what the biggest tech trends of 2015 will be.
There’s no shortage of threats to systems that IT pros have to worry about. But researchers have found even more vulnerabilities are soon to arrive, courtesy of backdoors and vulnerable firmware.
Of all the industries and fields that IT supports, it’s hard to imagine one that could bring down a company faster than point-of-sale. After all, it’s where customers’ financial information enters into your control.
For anyone who doubted the Internet of Things (IoT) poses security headaches, a recent report should be a wake-up call.