Internet connectivity has taken on new meaning in recent years. No longer restricted to internet-enabled computers and laptops, today’s digital landscape extends past the user and allows for the direct interaction of physical objects supported by built-in sensors, software and other technology. This new internet of things (IoT) provides increased user convenience, allowing individuals to perform complex tasks easily through smart, connected, everyday devices. Businesses likewise benefit, collecting and analysing user data to enhance customer service and improve decision-making capabilities.
But while IoT carries with it many key advantages, it also introduces a growing risk. This is because the current IoT is made up of billions of connected devices, and each one represents a possible threat vector for cybercriminals attempting to gain unauthorised access to sensitive networks. To combat this threat, organisations are investing in a new form of cybersecurity: IoT security.