Industry experts report that addressing data security issues will supersede innovation and other opportunities to ensure growth and confidence in all things IoT. That’s because potential risks are increasing as companies make investments in hard-to-resist technology that is designed to make work more streamlined and productive.
Whether its botnets, breaches, malware or trolling issues, your company’s IT team should be versed and at the ready to handle and prevent potential risks from ongoing safety concerns.
Forbes reports other problems include how raw data is stored. Companies that regularly collect data could be endangering people unknowingly depending on how and where that data is stored as we’ve continued to see in recent security breaches of major corporations. According to the article, ‘setting clear policies on anonymizing user data, as well as data retention, can help limit potential problems.’
So while developers launch technology that unlocks greater capability and functionality they also need to be prepared to address the increase in potential risks coming from cyberspace.
Three precautionary measures
While securing your endpoints and network will depend on what types of devices you have, there are certain precautions that will help you to secure any type of IoT gadget or appliance. Here’s our top few to consider: