The IoT, security and privacy: Why user data must belong to the user

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Talk to anyone about the Internet of Things (IoT) and you can almost guarantee the topics of security and privacy will crop up at some point.

The market, as one would expect, is a huge one – Zion Research argues it has the potential to hit $464 million by 2020. But opinion is divided on how secure connected devices currently are. One interesting finding from a recent ISACA survey shows that while 64% of consumers are confident they can control IoT data, 78% of IT professionals...

By James Bourne, 04 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Confidence of IoT device security varies among consumers and security professionals

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A major discrepancy exists in the amount of trust Mexican consumers and cybersecurity professionals have in the security of connected devices, according to a new survey from global cybersecurity association ISACA.

The survey found 82% of Mexican consumers were assured about their ability to secure IoT devices while only 60% of IT and cybersecurity professionals were of the same opinion. More than nine in 10 Mexican consumers believe they possess requisite knowledge concerning the IoT.

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By IoT News, 19 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Value of IoT security market to total $28.9 billion by 2020

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Demand for products and services from the Internet of Things (IoT) security market is expected to see strong growth due to the proliferation of connected devices and threats to these networks, according to research from Reportbuyer.

The adoption of automation across varying verticals has diversified these threats and hence organisations are seeking improved security solutions, the report notes. The IoT security market is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of...

By IoT News, 23 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

How IoT empowers the dialogue on cybersecurity, privacy, and IAM

By Joni Brennan and Oleg Logvinov

It is a counterintuitive challenge to begin with. The whole point of the Internet is to make informationmore accessible, but the prevailing question in cybersecurity, privacy and identity and access management (IAM) is how to build an effective framework of complementary technologies and policies for restricting who can access what information when and in what ways.

In the digital transformation that is well underway with Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud proliferation, and...

By IEEE, 23 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.