Magazine Article | July 1, 2017

No Small Task: Securing The Internet Of Things

Source: Channel Executive Magazine

By The Business Solutions Network

Over the past couple of years, one of this integrator’s biggest challenges has become protecting its install base of thousands of IP video cameras and other endpoint devices from cybercriminal exploits.

People. Processes. Data. Things. Previously, they functioned independently. Today, however, the Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing them all together by combining machine-to-machine (M2M), person-to-machine (P2M), and person-to-person (P2P) connections. According to the Gartner “Digital Business Transformation: Disrupt to Win” report, in 2015 the vast majority of the physical world (99.4 percent) was unconnected. By 2020, however, 75 percent of businesses will become fully digital or preparing to be. In the race to internet-enable everything, however, security is often an afterthought, and cybercriminals are capitalizing on this new era of vulnerability.