Recognising the need for greater regulation for the IoT

John Grimm, Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development, nCipher Security, says we need to take a proactive approach, creating and embedding a layer of protection at the very heart of the IoT.
Despite the Internet of Things (IoT) quickly becoming an integral part of most consumer and business interactions, it has yet to reach its full potential.
While the positives are undeniable – greater connectivity, the ability to optimise processes, and a gateway to new opportunities – the risks can’t be ignored. A combination of increased entry points, limited governance, and a lack of security by design have all resulted in IoT devices becoming a prime target for hackers.
Rather than continuing to deploy these devices with a blind eye to security, we need to take a proactive approach, creating and embedding a layer of protection at the very heart of the IoT. Only then can organisations and consumers truly unlock the benefits that connected devices have to offer.
Also of interest: 5 ways a CISO can tackle the cyber security skills shortage now

MORE ABOUT: