IoT Security Is Too Critical to Be an Optional Extra – Security by Design, From the Beginning

IoT Security Is Too Critical to Be an Optional Extra – Security by Design, From the Beginning

Device Authority, Apr 2017: $6 trillion will be invested in the Internet of Things (IoT) between 2015 and 2020, which will yield $12.6 trillion ROI over the next decade. Until now, security has been treated as an afterthought; by adding layers of security after devices are delivered, and infrastructure and applications are already in place. Security for the IoT is too important to be treated an afterthought. To realize the full potential, the IoT ecosystem is forcing security from the beginning, built as part of the device and infrastructure.

The Ghost of IoT is yet to come – Traditional IT security approaches are not sufficient for IoT

The IoT is a new interconnection of technology heralded as the next industrial revolution - implying radical change, disruption, and an entirely new paradigm for the planet. Specifically, the IoT is an extension of the existing connections between people and computers to include digitally-connected “things.”

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