Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things

With all the hype surrounding it, the Internet of Things (IoT) – with its promise of smart, self-regulating appliances, responsive consumer goods, and intelligent automated infrastructure – has all the makings of a technological Utopia.

To some extent, this may be true. But some noteworthy incidents and studies have thrown up safety and security issues compelling enough to cast a shadow on this rosy vision. Emerging technologies bring new tools and functionality, but as imperfect creations, they may also possess design flaws and unseen vulnerabilities.



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