The rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the security issues created in its wake have quickly captured the attention of governmental and regional bodies and consumers.
According to a survey by Auth0, more than 50 percent of consumers and 90 percent of developers are skeptical about IoT security.
The security problem — and, just as important, the security risks that consumers perceive in internet-connected devices — represents a real threat to the hundreds of millions of dollars companies are pouring into connected devices of all stripes.
And with the technology still in its infancy, defining a finite framework for its security is a challenging task.
“The Internet of Things is a complex idea and organism, constantly evolving to both its own needs and the needs of consumers. As such, to provide hard and fast security rules would be similar to knowing the workings of a biological creature,” wrote Jen Martinson, editor-in-chief of Secure Thoughts.
Taking lessons from past experiences, the tech community is scrambling to plug the leaks before the situation spins out of control, and many startups and established companies in the tech industry are using this window of opportunity to mitigate the threats and decide the fate of this fast-growing phenomenon.
From solutions for connectivity threats to data protection and the quarantine of potentially compromised devices, startups and tech giants are developing solutions for the problem areas in IoT security.
Refer to the new article written by Ben Dickson, published by TechCrunch