The Internet of Things - it's confusing but it's here and it matters. Find out more about #IoT and what it means for you #BetterDigitalWorld #secureit #ShapeTomorrow
What is an IoT device?
It’s a physical object that connects to the Internet. It can be a fitness tracker, a thermostat, a lock or appliance – even a light bulb.
Imagine shoes that track your heartbeat… and can flag potential health problems. You don’t have to imagine – these “smart” shoes already exist!
How will it affect me?
The Internet of Things has arrived and it’s going to introduce incredible opportunity over the next five years. And while smart things are exactly that, the IoT industry has a long way to go in terms of overall security. Many of today’s IoT devices are rushed to market with little consideration for basic security and privacy protections: “Insecurity by design.”
This puts you and everyone else at risk: from unwittingly being spied on or having your data compromised to being unable to lock your own home. You could even become part of a botnet that attacks the Internet. Your insecure webcam – along with millions of others – could be used to attack the power grid of an entire country.
What can I do?
If we want everyone to benefit from the potential of Internet-connected devices, we need to ensure that they are safe and trusted. You can join people around the world and stand up for a safer and more secure connected world.
Note: This information is shared just as part of knowledge sharing initiative........ not for anykind of promotional purpose