The COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 lockdown put all analyst predictions into confusion, but as the economy begins to recover. IT consumption is predicted to pick up again, including the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT).
The Internet of Things (IoT) has a lot of advantages and risks. Supporters of technology and manufacturers of IoT devices promote the IoT services as an effort to better and simplify our everyday life by connecting billions of “smart” IoT devices (such as Smart TVs, Smart Refrigerators, Smart Air-Conditioners, Smart Cameras, Smart Doorbells, Smart Police Surveillance & Traffic Systems, Smart Health & Performance Tracking Wearable, etc.) to the Internet. However, because of consumer privacy and data security issues with IoT Devices, IT Security Professionals believe it is unsafe and too dangerous.
The Internet of Things is not a single category but rather a set of sectors and use cases. According to Research healthcare, smart offices, location systems, remote asset management, and emerging networking technology would boost IoT market growth in 2021.
People benefit from stable cloud technology in a variety of ways, from encryption to other solutions. Other options are:
- Improving the security of your Internet gateway.
- Before a device boots up, it performs a stable boot, which is a software device check.
- Keeping the cloud-based provider’s solutions up to date regularly.
- To protect your private browsing data from possible attacks, use a protected VPN link.
Building a Secure Network
Access Control should be activated on your network so that only approved devices can connect. You should take the following steps:
- Build a firewall.
- Secure your authentication keys.
- Install the most up-to-date antivirus software to keep your network safe and secure.
Here are some security solutions for the most common IoT security issues:
Secure the IoT Network
To protect and secure the network linking computers to back-end networks on the internet, use standard endpoint security features such as antivirus, intrusion prevention, and control mechanisms.
Authenticate the IoT Devices
Introduce various user management features for a single IoT device and introduce secure authentication protocols such as two-factor authentication, digital signatures, and biometrics to enable users to authenticate IoT devices.
Use IoT Data Encryption
Encrypt data at rest and in transit from IoT devices and back-end networks using standard cryptographic algorithms and fully encrypted key lifecycle management procedures to enhance overall protection of user data and privacy and avoid IoT data breaches.
Use IoT Security Analytics
This Tools can detect IoT-specific threats and intrusions that standard network security solutions such as firewalls can’t detect.
Use IoT API security methods
This method not only protects the privacy of data flow between IoT devices, back-end systems, and applications. This method using recorded REST-based APIs, but also ensures that only approved devices, developers, and apps communicate with APIs. As well as to identify possible threats and attacks against specific APIs.
Develop Secured IoT Apps
Given the immaturity of current IoT technology, IoT application developers must place an emphasis on the security aspect of their applications by integrating any of the above IoT security technologies. Before creating any IoT applications, developers must do complete research into the security of their applications and try to achieve the best possible compromise between the user interface and the security of their IoT software.
Be Aware of the Most Recent IoT Security Threats and Breach
To ensure the security of the IoT devices and applications. The device makers and app developers must beware of the latest IoT security risk and breaches. Since the Internet of Things is also a new concept, security flaws are likely to happen. As a result, all IoT device manufacturers and IoT app developers must be prepared for security risks and have a proper exit strategy to secure maximum data in case of a security attack or data breach. Finally, all IoT device manufacturers and IoT app developers must take action to inform their staff and customers about the current IoT risks, breaches, and security solutions.