Mobile Social Consumers

Smart devices, devices that are connected to the internet, are here to stay creating a parallel internet of devices conencted to other devices that is called “The Internet of Things”.

But as more and more devices are connected to the internet (it’s already billions) what are the risks to security?

At first sight, it doesn’t seem likely that putting a smart security camera over the front entrance to your office is adding to risk rather than reducing it. But it may be.

The most obvious risk from devices like cameras that are connected to the internet is one of network security. Internet-connected devices may sometimes provide easy ways to penetrate corporate networks, especially if default passwords (often available online) are not changed.

This threat to network security is a big issue, but it is already well recognised by the IT industry. I’d hope your IT support already have a list…

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