Why is IoT Security Important?
In a world of connected devices and emerging intelligent ‘things’, cyber-security has never been as critical a component as it now is. The transmission of data and transactions that take place in the myriad IoT platforms and systems have to remain secure and integrity intact.
All IoT components may be targets for hackers, who prey on the vulnerabilities in sensors, applications, networks, platforms and servers, and wreak havoc when control of these systems falls into their hands. And more often than not, the human end-user tends to be the weakest link in the cyber security chain. Successful breaches of IoT systems not only results in the data leakage and loss of privacy, but also possibly property damage, injury or even loss of life in the worst case scenario.