When we talk about interconnection, we usually think in terms of computers, tablets and smartphones. The Internet of Things (IoT) describes a world where just about anything can be connected and communicate in a “smart mode” by combining simple data to produce usable intelligence. With the IoT, the physical world is becoming one big information system with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life and empowering new business models.
However, this also means that more personal information and business data will reside in the cloud and be exchanged between thousands of devices that may have exploitable vulnerabilities. One weak link in the security chain could provide hackers with nearly limitless doorways that could be unlocked and lead to sensitive information.