Contact Us Today!(978) 988-5500
  

Casserly Consulting L.L.C. Blog

Welcome to our blog, full of IT tips and business technology best practices

The Internet of Things is the Next Big Thing, Are You Ready?

b2ap3_thumbnail_internet_of_things_security_400.jpgWhat comes to mind when you think about the Internet of Things? Tech enthusiasts around the world see hordes of connected devices taking advantage of mobile technologies to augment everyday life; but the realist sees a horde of devices that pose a considerable threat to network security. How can your business ensure maximum security in the face of such a phenomenon?

As explained by Gartner’s IT glossary, “The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment.” This means that the more devices connecting to the Internet, the more likely security is to take a hit. This is further augmented by the fact that most IoT devices are designed to communicate with each other, increasing the risk of data leakage.

Modern businesses need to prepare their networks for the Internet of Things before data loss and compromisation come into the picture. Your organization should take an active, proactive role in its network security, especially when it comes to sensitive corporate information. The Internet of Things transfers and receives data in a vastly different manner from previously established protocol, making protecting this data a daunting task. This means that your business needs to take a comprehensive approach when it comes to network security.

According to Brian Partridge of 451 Research, there are a couple of variables that are common throughout the vast amount of different IoT device, like a mobile device, a network, and a cloud service. Furthermore, there are three challenges posed by the Internet of Things that plague IT professionals:

  • Confidentiality Challenge: Limiting access to data on a user-by-user basis. For example, the average employee doesn’t need access to your financial records.
  • Integrity Challenge: Making sure that data is sent and received securely, without being altered, detected, or stolen while in transit. In other words, making sure that your data isn't vulnerable to attack while it’s moving from one system to another.
  • Authentication Challenge: Making sure that received data is coming from a legitimate source.

In order to fulfill your duties as a business owner, you need to keep your organization’s data secure. Call Casserly Consulting L.L.C. for any concerns you might have about the Internet of Things. We can discuss ways to optimize network security so you can worry less about external threats, and concentrate more on running your business. Give us a call at (978) 988-5500 to learn more.

Big Data is Saving the Biodiversity of Tropical Ra...
Tip of the Week: How to Prevent Lollipop’s Bug Fro...

Related Posts

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, 16 February 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Latest Blog Entry

The Now: It’s the holiday season, which means that many will find that themselves traveling, either to visit family and friends or to seek out more agreeable climates. However, bus...

Latest News

Our Site Has Launched!

flag

Welcome to Our New Site!
We are proud to announce our new website at Casserly Consulting L.L.C.!

Read more...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Casserly Consulting L.L.C. can do for your business.

callphone

Call us today    (978) 988-5500

19 Crosby Drive
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730

Copyright Casserly Consulting L.L.C.. All Rights Reserved.