The Internet of Things: Securing an Interconnected World

For those of you who haven’t heard yet, the Internet of Things (IoT) is the enablement of any-to-any connectivity between a wide variety of sensors and devices. The first surge of connectivity was on the user end (homes and offices), allowing them to connect to their corporate HQ through a wired Internet connection. Then the mobile revolution came. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) became an expected option for most employees, providing users a connection to businesses and each other over wireless Internet connectivity. The latest surge involves “things” connecting to users, businesses and other “things” via wired and wireless connections. An increasingly common example of this trend is your car’s ability to park itself or send you a report card of its mechanical condition, driving trends, fuel consumption, etc.

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