IoT Security, Threats and Challenges by V.P.Prabhakaran

January 26, 2016
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IoT Security, Threats and Challenges

by V.P.Prabhakaran 


Introduction of IoT and Its Associated Challenges

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. It is a complete integration of physical objects with computer logical operations. Things, in the IoT, include vast collections of devices such as heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on farm animals, automobiles with built-in sensors, or field operation devices that assist fire-fighters in search and rescue,” reads the definition provided by Wikipedia.

IoT Security is all about protecting or safeguarding. Nowadays, in almost every objects, we have a small chip, which usually we used to ignore. Attackers try to compromise those chips by gaining logical access to devices remotely. All security and technical experts face the challenge of protecting that chip from attackers because all the devices, like cars, industrial machines, and home appliances, have the same chip that works with a specific program which is easy to target.

Companies who Operate IoT

There are three categories of companies who operate IoT:

  1. Traditional Big Companies – Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are the big companies who are well versed with latest security and threats associated with IoT and they have experts who can protect it from attacks. The Image below, that I would....

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