TECHNOLOGY Q&A

IoT Security

Is IoT secure?

IoT involves introducing internet connectivity to an ecosystem of unconnected devices, assets and processes. With reduced connectivity & data storage costs, and enhanced computation capabilities, the number of connected devices is projected to go up to 41.6 Bn by 2025, generating close to 79.4 ZB of data.

The explosive growth of connectivity will expose the IoT devices, sensors and platforms to massive security risks. As enterprises step up efforts to gain true integration of their legacy OT systems with their IT systems, several IoT Security frameworks have been created to ensure that security breaches and resulting data and financial losses are reduced to a minimum. Data privacy laws, end point security measures, private networks, and secure platforms are being utilized to ensure that the exchange of information is not hampered by the increasing number of security breaches.

While the one-size-fits-all approach is not going to work as complexity of IoT architectures being adopted by various enterprises increase - an end-to-end, secure IoT framework devised specifically to address the connectivity needs of an enterprise can help immensely.

Read more about IoT security in this blog.