The Importance of Securing the Internet of Things (New World Blog)


The continued growth of the Internet of Things and connected devices (Gartner predicts a total of 20.4 billion connected things in use worldwide by 2020) has resulted in an exponential growth in data – with a promise to make appliances smarter, processes more efficient and life, in general, easier. While this massive generation and collection of data certainly has its benefits, easy access to data also comes with increased vulnerabilities – unsecured IoT devices pose serious risks to personal and corporate information.