Everyday objects are becoming smarter and more connected, from homes and cars to cameras and clothes. Vendors, such as Cisco and Intel are even more bullish on the adoption of IoT security products – Cisco believes the number of connected devices worldwide will be 50 billion in 2020, while Intel thinks the number will be closer to 200 billion. All of these things, while cool and convenient (and even life saving/changing), have an impact on networked resources, (placing bandwidth and capacity demands on the infrastructure) and potential security consequences.
For example, smart home automation systems can be exploited to unlock doors for burglars; security cameras can be hacked to allow attackers to watch video of homeowners; even coffeemakers can be used as a way into a homeowner’s WiFi network, giving an attacker access to all the home’s networked resources (computers, TVs, etc.).
Many new IoT software/cloud-based security solutions are entering the market to take advantage of a potential multi-billion dollar opportunity.
- Allot Communications Ltd
- Bayshore Networks
- Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
- Cisco Systems, Inc.
- Kaspersky Lab
- Machine-to-Machine Intelligence (M2Mi)