Internet of Things and the Risks for Cybersecurity

What is the Internet of Things?

Let’s start with the basics. What is “Internet of things” (IoT) and what role do IoT devices play in rising cybersecurity risks.

Internet of things is a network of interconnected devices, software, sensors, or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs), with the ability to transfer data over a network without the need for human interaction. In simple words, IoT describes the network of physical objects (things”) — that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet. Such physical objects could be, for example, thermostats, cars, lights, refrigerators, or any other household appliances.

IoT system consists of web-enabled smart devices that use systems to collect, send and act on data they acquire from their environments.  The devices do most of the work without human intervention, people can interact with them – set them up, give instructions or access the data.  IoT can use artificial intelligence and machine learning to make data collecting processes easier and more dynamic.

Risks arising from the use of IoT devices

Many IoT devices remain unmonitored and improperly managed. These risks can become life-threatening when it involves the healthcare sector.    

Any time data is transferred, received, or stored, the potential for breaches increases. This is possible due to the lack of encryption and access control. For this reason, it is important to ensure the secure transfer and storage of data through network security management tools like firewalls and SIEM software.  

How to mitigate the risk from IoT devices?

Monitoring threads and mitigating the risk for cybersecurity in your organization is crucial. LogSentinel is the next-generation SIEM that allows businesses to manage and report cybersecurity risks efficiently while maintaining government mandates, company risk management standards, and awareness of ever-changing cybersecurity threats.  On the company’s website you can learn more about LogSentinel and request a demo to see how it can work for your business. 

 

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