The Dark Side of the Internet of Things

The Dark Side of the Internet of Things

Most potential and promise of the Internet of Things (IOT) are fully aware. A vast repository of a bright future extensions where big data to the intelligence analysts in the cloud, shipping containers, office buildings, factories, refrigerators, cooking appliances, monitors the health, temperature, and many other things it is easy to see the benefits arising inform our actions and improve our lives. IOT technology in embracing enthusiasm, however, continue to take care of privacy issues and security threats that are becoming ever. These issues are receiving more attention, highlighting concerns that should be factored into the planning, development projects, implementation and broad IOT.

IoT as a Spy Tool

In recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper taken governments issue of global security risks posed by using the IOT as a spy tool.

The Clapper said, “electric grid incorporated are improving smart devices, the performance of autonomous vehicles and household appliances including vehicles, energy security, and convenience. However, security at industry analysts, many of these new systems data confidentiality, data integrity, or the service continuity risk. in the future, the intelligence services to identify, monitor, monitoring, tracking location, and use for targeting for recruitment can, or network or user credentials to access. ”

I have, architects, developers, and IOT response equipment and infrastructure builders, such as how best to require risk? Put safety first month can be consulted in the development of IOT.

The Magnitude of the Threat

The IOT sensors and devices by introducing an integrated global network of health care equipment, smart grid, aviation systems, industrial control systems, government agencies, and so Online hackers off theft and door money before a potential avenue to accelerate their efforts to spread the websites massive system failure and massive destruction, to affect critical infrastructure. We still have not seen the IOT has widespread abuses, according to a stage where they have not reached inspires hackers to target dyuk- Robin Woolley, Beckham Research CEO.

An article IOT University, dyuk- Woolley said, in reference to the “security is significantly more complex than the traditional existing M2M applications or enterprise networks in the Internet of Things. In the data path or the other, within the system Security requires urgent and important development tools and identifying people, authentication and authorization. we must also recognize that compromise some devices in the field or just certainly fail, stay on another challenge IOT expectations you have to “- so secure remote needs to be an effective method of remediation.
IOT map a security risk intervention by Beckham research, application hijacking, risks confirmed, and details of the way to identity theft.

Getting Ahead on IoT Security

Each major advance in computer
technology has stimulated a re-examination of fundamental security
provisions, from mainframe to client/server, to mobile devices, to the
cloud. And, typically, establishing effective IT security provisions
lags a bit behind these advances. The scale and scope of IoT with the
prospect of unprecedented numbers and types of devices suddenly
exchanging data in real time with event-driven applications and a mix of
protocols raises the vulnerability threat considerably. Rather than
relying on layered security protections—device-by-device—as has been
done with smartphones and many mobile devices, enterprises may
increasingly turn to consolidating protection at the gateway level. With
IoT, we have the opportunity to establish a framework of deployment
practices and address security protections early in the development
process, rather than after vulnerabilities begin causing havoc.      

In an article for InformationWeek, technology reporter Jai Vijayan suggested these measures for confronting IoT security risks:

1. Bake security into IoT
applications from the start: IoT amplifies security vulnerabilities
because of its interconnected nature; plan up front to deal with these

2. Identify risks: Identify critical
IoT vulnerabilities, including web interface authentication,
insufficient security configurability, poor physical controls, and lack
of transport encryption security.

3. Segment networks: Keep IT networks properly segmented to avoid one security issue leading to other network problems.

4. Implement a layered security
system: Deploy multi-layered controls to mitigate threats. Move beyond
traditional controls, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems,
and anti-virus tools.

What is your take on IoT security?

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To learn about Intel’s IoT technology go to A Fast, Flexible, And Scalable Path To Commercial Iot Solutions. Footnotes

1. Kravets, David. 2016. Internet of
Things to be used as spy tool by governments: US intel chief.

2. Skeldon, Paul. 2016. ‘IoT Threat
Map’ reveals extent of security challenges facing the Internet of
Things. IoT University.

3. Vijayan, Jai. 2015. 5 Ways to
Prepare for IoT Security Risks.

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