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The Internet of Things Will Need to Be Secure and Available

By PritiSheti

IoT machines are capable of performing a wide line of duty which could be as easy as uploading images on social media or migrating more complex set of data to different hardware equipment. Whatever it is, these connected devices generate big amount of data in a day and data centers are playing its part to effectively manage this data deluge.

The Internet of Things have remained the buzzword for years now but slow development and limited commercialization have affected the value of Internet of Things. But the pretty standard question raised by many is that whether the web world will be able to take the IoT storm. Experts say that hardware and software manufacturers need to work in harmony to enhance security of the open wide web.

Why is IoT security so critical?

One major frustration among IT operators is DDoS attacks that usually hijacks computer systems through simple techniques, which cause havoc in the entire network. The attacked systems are then used to artificially build up web traffic that is beyond a network`s capacity to manage and this is a system that is equal to making calls in a commercial building at once, repeatedly.

IT operators need to take good care of IT security. The growth of connected devices will lead to growth in vulnerabilities as well. The amount of sensitive data transmitted across every minute is at risk and IT leaders need to ensure that these set of data is well-protected. Not all IoT devices are designed with security in mind, which makes it even vulnerable to hackers. Many organizations are reaping the benefits of IoT without really being worried about security. However, such delivering such unsafe IoT products and services tends to put participating organizations at risk. Consequences is obvious – compromised device leading to data damage. Here are few simple measures that IT operators can implement to keep the environment secure.

Secure IoT gateways

The path that connect IoT devices to company and manufacturer networks should be sealed along with devices. What happens is that IoT devices go through a process of one-time authentication which makes a path for hackers to break-in and thus, these gateways need to be secured for security reasons.

Protecting databases

When it comes to large data storage units, organizations need to be more careful as hackers are more attracted to these set of data to make big profits. Make sure to create robust data backup strategy, which is you can consider cloud backup solutions for your needs. 

Keep your software up-to-date

Whether businesses or consumer, every individual must ensure to keep their software updated as outdated software is an easy way for hackers to get in and infect your computer system. Frequent updates ensure the safety of your device.

IoT will soon become a crucial component of our day-to-day lifestyle and if we are planning to get so closer to technology, we need to take security seriously as well. Organizations must take help of the best possible security solutions accessible and assure customers that their data is in safe hands.

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