Modern technology is really something, isn’t it? Nowadays you can purchase many different appliances that come with “smart” technology. Everything from smoke detectors to garage doors are operating with this technology so that you can operate them from your phone. But how do they do it? They use a network and it’s something you will need to make secure. Would you like to learn more about how you can keep your Internet of Things secure? Let’s do it.
What is the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things or “IoT” is the system of devices and objects that operate on your network. We’re specifically talking about items that traditionally were not on the network, like speaker systems, smoke detectors, and things like that. These things used to operate on their own private networks, but these days they can all pretty much communicate with each other on one network. Like all networks, the Internet of Things needs to be secure.
How can you secure the Internet of Things?
Securing the IoT can be a real challenge because of its diversity. There are hundreds of thousands of combinations of items that could all be coexisting on the network. However, there are three requirements put out by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Division. They say that you need to have the ability to accurately detect them, the ability to authenticate them, and the ability to update them with the latest security measures to use them on the DHS network. These security requirements may seem intense, but it is essential to keep your networks secure from hackers and other threats. So, when you install a smart lock, video surveillance system, or any other kind of smart device, you should take some time to think about the security of these devices. Their convenance and ease of use can lead to a security breach, but when you invest in professional companies who value security, then you can rest easy.
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