Businesses are increasingly part of a highly connected world. The PCs and mobiles used by employees, suppliers and customers to communicate with your enterprise are just the tip of the iceberg. Now, industrial machines, power generators, medical equipment, vehicles and buildings are hooking up with IT systems online, remotely sending and receiving data and commands.
As part of a team focused on online security, I can say that internet of things (IoT) security can be a much bigger deal than PC or mobile security. If a hacker breaks into a mobile phone and compromises a bank account, it may wreck the phone owner’s day. But when a hacker gets into relays for a power grid or the controls of a hospital dialysis machine, entire populations can be put at risk and lives can be threatened. more