Monitoring threats and anomalies is a good practice with many tales of success. Using physical security, such as monitoring via CCTV security solutions, as an example is critical to protecting families and company assets from harm and theft.
But what if these IoT devices, which provide for and assist in the safety of family and children, become the tools of invasive harm by criminals?
The proliferation of IoT devices has multiplied the attack surface and exposed organizations, individuals, and society to new security threats.
Demystifying IoT: Understanding the World of Connected Devices and Their Impact on Our Lives
IoT is the abbreviation for “Internet of Things,” which refers to a network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, smart watches, and other items that are embedded with sensors, software, and connectivity to enable them to connect and exchange data with various other devices or with central servers and databases.
In simpler terms, IoT refers to a system of interconnected devices and objects that can communicate and transmit data and information over the internet without requiring human intervention.
Access to this information and the type of information are of critical importance. Types of information include location data, images, videos, time and date stamps, actions performed, medical details, and all other information as per the definition of personal identifiable information (PII).