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Episode 102. The Risk of the Internet of Things
By 2020, there will be approximately 20.4 billion IoT connected devices! The Internet of Things is nothing more than your typical appliances or devices: a light bulb, refrigerator, microwave, washer and dryer, Smart TV, all these things that are now connected to the Internet. There are certain of these things that are now connected that can actually help us with risk management. If you can connect your doors, thermostats and other similar devices, they can help you monitor the whole building instead of just one location. But there is a risk involved when any of these devices goes online.
“With all technology, there is the potential for hacking” ~Steve Wilmes
As the Internet of Things grows, we need to pay close attention to what IoT devices we bring in to our cities schools and organizations. They can be potential wormholes for cyber attacks to come in.
“One of these poorly coded devices can actually be a gateway into your greater network.” ~Mike Nease
If you buy one of these “connected” devices, you don’t have to connect them to the Internet. It can be good to have certain features on them like the “Temperature Reading”, but some of these features do not require being online in order to work.
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