(IoT)Internet of things — the purpose to connect everything

The importance of IoT in technological development

  • Connectivity A host of network protocols for the Internet have made it easy to connect sensors to the cloud and other “things” for efficient data transfer.
  • Cloud computing platforms. The increased availability of cloud platforms enables businesses and consumers to access the infrastructure they need to scale without having to manage everything.
  • Machine learning and analytics. With advances in machine learning and analytics, along with access to large and varied amounts of data stored in the cloud, companies can gather information more quickly and easily. On the one hand, the emergence of these allied technologies continues to go beyond the limits of IoT; on the other, the data produced by IoT also powers these technologies.
  • Conversational artificial intelligence (AI). Advances in neural networks have brought natural language processing (NLP) to IoT devices (such as Alexa, Cortana, and Siri personal digital assistants) and made them attractive, affordable, and viable for home use.

Acknowledgement of privacy and security concerns in IoT

Tips to secure IoT systems in industrial cyber-security

To ensure that IoT systems are used efficiently and safely, Kaspersky experts offer organizations some tips:

  • Assess the security status of a device prior to deployment.
  • Conduct periodic security audits; as well as providing the security team responsible for protecting IoT systems with updated information on threats.
  • Establish procedures to obtain information on important vulnerabilities in software and applications, and available updates to ensure adequate and timely responses to any incident.
  • Implement cyber-security solutions designed to analyze network traffic, detect and prevent anomalies and attacks on the IoT network, and integrate the analysis into the company’s network security system.

What would you expect from now on with IoT

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