The Internet of Things (IOT) and Securing Your Data

The Internet of Things (IOT) and Securing Your Data

Does your home or office have a smart thermostat or Ring doorbell? Do you wear a fitness tracker to help you stay physically active? If so, you are part of the Internet of Things (IoT).
IoT refers to a network of physical objects, devices, and other items that are embedded with sensors, software, and connectivity. They collect and exchange data and information with
each other and other systems via the internet.

While these devices can help create a more efficient and connected world, as more devices become connected, it's important to keep your information safe. Without security measures
in place, any connected IoT device is ultimately left vulnerable to attacks by bad actors who can steal data and bring down systems entirely.

There are several ways to improve the security and privacy of IoT devices. In the video above, IntelliSystems CEO & President, Kevin Wade, outlines a few important measures to help improve IoT security, including:

  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Encryption
  • Secure Communication
  • Regular Updates and Patches
  • Data Privacy
  • User Education

If you’d like to know more about securing your devices and protecting your data, contact IntelliSystems for more information.