Cisco: IoT Isn’t Just About the ‘Thing’
Internet of Things (IoT) is the term du jour. As adoption increases the natural question becomes, how has it been secured? To understand an effective security strategy for IoT, we first need to understand where the value from IoT is generated. The ability to use data, collected from a variety of locations and sources, to drive decision making is a key asset of the IoT and one that will help organizations to reap the financial benefits it promises. Whether pulling information from sensors on an oil rig in the middle of the ocean or accessing extremely time sensitive data created by machines on manufacturing floors, it’s the ability to respond strategically, supported by data-driven decisions in the moment that create real value.
When we see opportunity for value creation, we know two behaviors are destined to follow. First, businesses will attempt to capture that value through individuals innovating, solving problems for customers and otherwise improving profitability and or capabilities. Secondly, so will criminals. If you want to see how aggressive criminals chase value, look at some of our reporting on the targeted bitcoin phishing campaigns. What is clear is that cybersecurity is set to be the issue that slows businesses down in capturing the value made possible by IoT.
“An IoT system will only be as secure as the most insecure component in the system.”
Read the entire article here, IoT Isn’t Just About the ‘Thing’
via the fine folks at Cisco Systems.