Internet of things(IoT) refers to numerous digital devices globally connected to the internet, all intended to collect and share information. The rapid growth of technology has enabled devices to be part of the IoT.
The finance spent on IoT is rapidly increasing year after year. Though we boast about technological advancements, there are even a few drawbacks added to it. Majorly the threat lies with cybercriminals. So lies the need to protect the IoT systems against crime.
IoT security: Significance
Hackers activities are now extended to robots. As a result, its functioning is being affected, resulting in the loss of system security and valuable time and effort.
The hacked robotic systems can cause more harm than imagined. Even scientists have found specific vulnerabilities in the arm systems of the robot that could lead to the loss of millions worth of dollars.
Not limited to this, the actions of the cybercriminals is spread to even medical equipments. This kind of hacking cause massive loss to people life’s as equipment does not work as intended by generating wrong results. Whether it is an MRI scan or operation related equipment, life would be at risk. Hence, lies the importance of IoT devices.
How to enhance IoT security?
Security of the IoT systems found seriousness only after the increase of the cyber attacks. Organizations are trying to find solutions for the vulnerabilities during the earlier stage that helps businesses save money and effort.
Here below, let us look into some key guidelines for securing IoT systems.
1. Default passwords matter
Businesses define the password for their systems. The first step to protect the IoT systems is to reset them regularly. Forced passwords at regular intervals is an effective option for any business to ensure secured systems. Password vault serves as another better option to protect passwords so that the sensitive information would not fall into the hands of cybercriminals.
2. Ensure software protection
All those devices connected to the IoT can be secured through active security measures in the existing software. Enabling password protection for software access helps to safeguard devices from attacks. One careful step is not to initiate an auto connection for the IoT devices. Every chance exists to lose the most important data if care is not taken to restrict the programs behind the firewalls.
Any latest software programs or devices installed must be checked regularly to ensure that no security gaps have been formed. So, the trick lies with keeping the software up-to-date.
3. Get rid of IoT identity spoofing
The foremost step would be to know the identity of the devices with what the IoT systems would connect. A slight negligence in accepting the connections would cause a huge loss as it is difficult to get rid of them once they enter the system.
4. Choose encrypted protocols
Communication over the internet has to be secured. So, the basic configuration should include encrypted communication, including the HTTPS, transport layer security, secure file transfer protocol. Even care has to be taken to use encrypted protocols for the devices connected to the mobile apps. This ensures that any malware has not infected the device.
IoT devices security is very much essential to gain growth. Having learned about the applicable measures to achieve security, the role of AI products being part of the IoT systems indeed creates business success.
ONPASSIVE, an AI-powered organization, has a handful of AI products widespread across various business domains to keep up with the IoT trend. Optimizing their usage will yield successful results.