The survey report’s data has forecasted that in 2020, there
will be about four devices per person and the per capita device would increase
to nine, by 2025.
The world population will reach 7.76 billion by 2020
according to IHS Markit’s latest study and there will be more than 30.7 billion
IoT devices in the same year. The survey report’s data has forecasted that in
2020, there will be about four devices per person and the per capita device
would increase to nine, by 2025.
From a distant
view, it seems clear that digital transformation is going to make life simpler,
easier, and smarter. But, when one takes the microscopic perspective, it is
fairly concluded that security threats are directly proportional to the
population of IoT devices.
Is Always At a Big Risk in the IoT Ecosystem
The world is today, engulfed with millions of software,
and also a good number of them are either infected with viruses or are hardly
strong to protect the IoT devices. Similarly, a great percentage of hardware is
making the individuals and institutions a soft target for the hackers. These
wide ranges of internet-connected devices create access points that have not
only brought the people around the world closer but have also made it easier
for the hackers who not only sneak into people’s computers or mobile phone but
every big or small device, if it is connected to the internet. Thus, security
is always at a big risk in the IoT ecosystem.
Problems are contagious that spread within unprotected
Device2Device (D2D) contacts in the cloud-based IoT sphere. That’s why the
White House didn’t show any hesitancy when it issued an Executive Order in
April 2015. At that occasion, Former President Barak Obama declared a national
emergency to deal with IoT security threat. Following Barak Obama’s bold step
to curb the threats, Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, also
announced cyber security as “the new frontier of warfare and espionage”.
Security is not only a challenge to Australia or America but to the entire
world which is adversely affected by the diabolical attempts of virtual
criminals. In 2016 alone, more than 3
million debit cards were breached, and Twitter accounts of many public figures
were hacked with much ease.
With Basic Security Practices
Technology triggers the social and economic growth of the
countries though problems persist in developing better solutions. It is the
common belief of a majority of security experts that 90 per cent of the hacking
incidences/attempts can be dodged very easily with basic security practices
such as stronger passwords of e-mail accounts and net-banking, Multi-Factor
Authentication (MFA) with protocol level decoding, regular up-gradation of
software and router firmware, Advanced Persistent Threat Protection (APTP), and
In addition, using tried and tested security solutions,
and taking adequate precautions while sharing important information of social
media channels is another smart way to protect confidential data and
information from the trespassers. But, keeping oneself updated about the latest
security trends in the IoT world should be the habit of every IT security
personnel in business enterprises and government institutions. Fortunately,
revolutions in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics have blessed the
IT Security industry with some incredible security tools in the last few years.
Hence, the future of IoT is more secure than ever.
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