The internet of things or the IoT as it’s also known, has quickly crossed-over into buzzword territory these days. From warehousing and manufacturing to higher education, healthcare and even retail, the IoT is everywhere.
The use and deployment of IoT devices is expected to grow exponentially, from 15.4 billion devices in 2015 to 30.7 billion devices in 2020 and 75.4 billion devices by 2025, according to an article by Forbes which sites data from IHS.
The real question however, is not centered around how to implement the internet of things, rather around IoT security and how businesses can keep everyone and everything secure.
According to a global institute report by McKinsey, “If policy makers and businesses get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025.”
There’s no shortage of opportunities and optimism surrounding the IoT, however, if it’s not secure what’s the point?
So, when it comes to IoT security where should you begin?
Teaming up with our very own VP of Engineering, Michael McNamee, we've put together an actionable checklist, that offers the perfect starting point for both planning and implementing an IoT security foundation for your business.
Following the checklist, you’ll cover three main areas:
Danny is the Marketing Manager at SecurEdge Networks. This basically means it’s his mission in life to make sure you have the secure mobility tools and resources that you actually want and can use. P.S. He also loves a good craft beer.
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