Humans can multi-tasking work with ease, their sense of capabilities is beyond imagination. For the same we humans have smartphones. A smartphone is a device which allows you to do all your chores on a 5.5-inch screen. Now to have comfort on a click of a button, we have several other devices which are used in conjunction with smartphones. The interconnection between any types of devices where two or more devices are conjoined through the internet to get the desired outcome can be coined as the Internet of things.
Artificial Intelligence is the core of the Internet of things; the outcomes are vast. Since the device categories which are embedded with this facilities are growing in numbers. From camera surveillance, baby monitor, home alarm security to smart home devices which can be managed through phone applications. The comfort and luxury of availability of almost anything on click of a button are surreal. With that being said, there is a lot of responsibility on the manufacturer to make the product 100% trustworthy.
Standardization of the devices which are connecting to the IoT is practically not possible; making it difficult for the consumers to fully trust the credibility of the device. A baby monitor cannot be same as a home security alarm. The loophole with these situations are many and by taking few precautionary measures it will be easier to incorporate the IoT into our daily lives. Manufacturers should pay more attention to the security aspect of the IoT devices since it is directly proportional to the success of the product sales. It all depends on the strength of their security which will not cause any hindrance.
A simple example of home alarm security breach is best explained as follows- if the home alarm system is being physically tampered and attacked there can be a notification which can alert the owners. It can be a big advantage over the hackers and criminals. These IoT devices can be easily manipulated through internet by tweaking the data or stealing the information. Also, companies should introduce IoT products avoiding the flaws which can result in the security breach.
With extending the branches of IoT, there are still some sectors which remain unexplored. The market is filled with nasty hackers waiting for an opportunity to find loopholes where they can work. The security measures for IoT needs to be stricken and put under surveillance for better internet surfing. The network used should be trustworthy and benefits of the internet should be enjoyed by anyone and everyone. Following are some preventive measures to avoid unpleasant events.
- Protect all your IoT devices and hardware from physical damage and secure them at all times.
- Safeguard login and passwords, follow the cyber protocol and don’t share or write down the secured information anywhere.
- Stay up-to-date with all latest version of the applications, security procedures.