Technology has advanced at an astonishing rate in the last decade, and the pace is only set to accelerate. Capabilities that seemed impossible only a short time ago will develop extremely quickly, aiding those who see them coming and hindering those who don’t. Developments in smart technology will create new possibilities for organizations of all kinds – but they will also create opportunities for attackers and adversaries by reducing the effectiveness of existing controls. Previously well-protected information will become vulnerable.
The use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is growing rapidly as more consumers and businesses recognize the benefits offered by smart devices. The range of IoT hardware available is huge, including everything from smart doorbells and connected kettles to children’s toys. What’s more, this is not only limited to smart home tech for consumers. IoT sensors are being increasingly used by businesses of all sizes across numerous industries including healthcare and manufacturing. However, despite its life-enhancing and cost-saving benefits, the IoT is a security minefield. So, is it even possible to secure the IoT?
In today’s world, the Internet of Things (IoT) is ubiquitous and holds great potential, but also brings security concerns. While IoT devices are being used across industries, the healthcare industry’s experiences with insecure devices provide valuable lessons to heed.
The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is greatly expanding the ecosystem in which physical security lives, opening up exciting new integration possibilities and business opportunities within the enterprise market.
Recent developments in the cybersecurity sphere read like a dystopian novel. The devices we use for convenience and entertainment in our homes are being taken over for malicious purposes by forces unknown.
This month in Security magazine, we examine how physical security leaders are being propelled into a unique position of revenue preservers and risk managers for their businesses. In addition, we profile Scott Ashworth, Director of Security for Atlanta United. Also, security leaders discuss how to develop cybersecurity careers, election security, data protection strategies, measuring and reporting security operations maturity and more!