In today’s often-precarious security and privacy landscape, you’d think consumers would be taking security and privacy risks into serious consideration when purchasing new IoT devices. And you’d be wrong.
When hungry consumers want to know how many calories are in a bag of chips, they can check the nutrition label on the bag. When those same consumers want to check the security and privacy practices of a new IoT device, they aren’t able to find even the most basic facts.
Not yet, at least.
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The disruption that COVID-19 has brought about will trigger a boom in the market for the Internet of Things, or connected, technologies, say industry executives and analysts. They add that companies such as Infosys, Tata Communications, ThoughtWorks, Citius Tech and Hero Electronix are betting on these opportunities.
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Businesses across industries are placing bigger and bigger bets on the Internet of Things (IoT) as they look to unlock valuable business opportunities. But there are concerns over the complexity of IoT security and its associated risks—to the company, its brands, and its customers. With the growing number and increased severity of IoT attacks, these organizations have good reason to be cautious.
You’ve likely heard the term “Internet of Things” at some point from a colleague, an article, or an advertisement. But the term is broad and can cover an overwhelming amount of information.
— This is the second part of the article. You can catch up on the first part here.
Even though connected devices can benefit from some less-obvious upgrades that 5G should deliver, it’s still pretty early. Nevertheless, here are some of the ways IoT and 5G can benefit us.