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Introduction

Join Program Manager Katerina Megas for an overview of the needs and challenges associated with providing Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things:

What is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how can we secure it?

Cybersecurity Considerations in IoT

The rapid proliferation of internet-connected devices and rise of the IoT come with great anticipation. These newly connected devices bring the promise of enhanced business efficiencies and increased customer satisfaction.

IoT devices could include wearable fitness trackers, “smart” televisions, wireless infusion pumps, and cars—among many others. Internet-connected devices generally sense, collect, process, and transmit a wide array of data, ranging from consumer personally identifiable information to proprietary company data to infrastructure data used to make critical real-time decisions or to effect a change in the physical world.

Just as there are a variety of new uses, the IoT ecosystem’s nature brings new security considerations. These considerations include—but are not limited to—constrained power and processing; the ability to manage, update, and patch devices at scale; and a diverse set of new applications across consumer and industrial sectors.

 

Created November 9, 2021, Updated November 16, 2021