Internet of Things
The term ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is certainly topical not only in the technology industry, but for many organisations planning their future product development and service offering.
Where did the Internet of Things come from?
Going back to 1999, British entrepreneur Kevin Ashton created the idea ‘Internet of Things’ and proposed that this is where everyday objects would have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.
What are the benefits of IoT?
The Internet of Things enables users to securely connect devices, analyse both real-time and historical data, as well as integrate to back-end applications.
- Cyber Risk & Security
- Connected Health
- Connected Home
- Connected Car
- Real Time Data
- Connected Business
- Connected Lifestyle
- Customer Services
- Block chain
What are the negatives of IoT?
There is a lot of criticism and controversies about the Internet of Things, a number of which are highlighted below:-
- Privacy threats are enormous
- The internet of things is being developed rapidly without appropriate consideration of the profound security challenges involved
- Cyber-attacks are likely to become an increasingly physical threat
Much of the concern around IoT is SECURITY. Cyber security is well understood by computing professionals, however, when it comes to IoT, who are the stakeholders driving the projects?
When developing an IoT system, prevention of unauthorised access or control is vital when securing devices. However, it may not be an insecure device which is targeted, the target may be elsewhere in the system.
How can Universal Smart Cards help?
With over 15 years’ experience working with IoT technologies including; RFID, NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy, our expertise can help when it comes to selecting a secure technology for your IoT project.
We can also help you with specifying the best chip with enough memory and power to facilitate the safe transmission and exchange of sensitive data for your application. In addition, we can help with encryption and key management, ensuring IoT devices can safely handle sensitive data and do so securely.
Designing an IoT system with security in mind at the outset is key, especially for futureproofing the scheme.