In the year full of connected cars, homes, devices, and smartphones, we need to realise that everything is going to be easier. As we are connected to every single devices around us, managing them would not be hard because we are provided with many useful devices.
The explosion of digital era makes us addicted to everything that is easy. The penetration of the technology itself doesn’t need huge effort. Internet of Things basically can be managed through you smartphone. Which is own by more than half people in the world.
Beside makes living easier, there are some flaws that make Internet of Things fragile. The security of Internet of Things is still tricky and some users are aware that their data might be exposed in public or even stolen.
Gartner said in a May Analysis Cyber Security and privacy concerns are the main obstacles in the IoT adoption. A January Report by The US Federal Trade Commission enumerated the risks of a standard-less IoT: enabling unauthorised access and use of personal information, facilitating attacks on other system, and endangering personal safety.
IoT vendors need to realise that their consumers want privacy, security, and they need to know that their data is secured in the right hand. They won’t like having their connected car being driven by another person or their smart home being hijacked by intruders. These are main reason why IoT is glorious yet fragile.
The IoT Vendors should include some IoT security system in their framework such as:
1. Tested Security
It’s one thing to adopt a set of security controls like the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, designed to reduce credit card fraud. It’s another thing for those controls to prevail in a sophisticated penetration test. The IoT would need to set the bar at this higher level to earn maximum user trust.