Wednesday, June 29
IoT – Before talking profit, we need to talk security

When a Mirai botnet made up of thousands of Internet of Things (IoT) devices took down major websites such as Twitter and Spotify in October, it merely confirmed the fears of many that such devices in general – and the smart home in particular – can’t be trusted.

If half the internet can be shut down by a few thousand poorly secured devices, how can we believe they will keep us safe, warm and entertained? If consumers are truly going to buy in to the IoT, they need to feel safe and secure before they’re prepared to invest. In other words, security is paramount to the long-term success of IoT.