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IoT - what about security?

Published on 13 Nov 2017

Welcome to the Reading Room – a short round up of interesting reading about anything and everything to do with digital communication.

We now live in an interconnected world, where our devices, households appliances and vehicles are able to connect with us via embedded electronics, sensors and actuators. This network, known as the Internet of things (IoT), is changing/enhancing the way we live. But, as with all things digital and data driven, security is a big concern. Read on to discover more about the security challenges facing IoT, and how to prevent them – whether you are a consumer, business or product manager …

Security Challenges

4 critical security challenges facing IoT

This opinion piece highlights the security and privacy challenges related to IoT. It stresses that, as more of our devices are connected, the bigger at risk of having our personal data exposed to hackers and even the possibility of facing life threatening situations – for example, a hacker could remotely take control of a ‘smart’ vehicle you are travelling in. Read on to discover what consumers and businesses need to consider before getting connected…


Protect Your IoT Product

How to Protect Your IoT Product from Hackers

As many organizations rush to capitalize on the product opportunities presented by IoT as a means to stay competitive in a digitized market, so they are also faced with the many security challenges associated with this technology. This articles explores resultant (scary) scenarios in the event of an IoT product hack and provides great advice to product developers/managers on how best to protect their IoT products against such attacks.

Security Technologies

6 Hot Internet of Things (IoT) Security Technologies

An article that discusses recent IoT security breaches – from internet-connected televisions that can record conversations (which was revealed in Wikileaks’s CIA documents), to an attack on an internet service provider, where cyber criminals took control of internet-connected DVRs and cameras. It is noted that an increase in investment in IoT security technologies is expected and makes reference to a recent TechRadar report for security and risk professionals by Forrester research – TechRadar™: Internet Of Things Security, Q1 2017. Based on Forrester’s analysis, the author has provided a list of the 6 hottest technologies for IoT security.

  • Publisher: Forbes
  • Access: Article – public, Report – client access or purchase
  • Download: TechRadar report by Forrester research
Alison Treadaway

Alison Treadaway

Vice President, Marketing, Striata, a Doxim Company

She joined the Striata in 2002, and served as Managing Director of the African region for 13 years. Prior to this, Alison’s experience in Internet-related solutions included marketing and sales positions at Internet Solutions and Dimension Data.

Alison has 24 years of experience in the ICT sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Languages, WITS) and a Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration (WITS Business School).

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