Deployments of IoT Devices and Technologies Outpacing Current Cyber Security Measures
The Internet of Things (IoT) facilitates us live and work smarter, as well as gain control over our lives and surroundings. IoT is now vital for business operations, it can provide A manufacturer with a real-time view of how their plant systems are really working, giving insights into everything from performance of machines to supply chain and logistical operations to safety issues that need immediate attention.
The IoT is a constantly emerging and growing array of diverse technologies that communicate with our physical world. Most IoT technologies available today are result of a convergence between information technology (IT), operational technology (OT), cloud computing, mobile computing, embedded systems, big data, low-price hardware, and other technological advances. IoT devices can provide functionalities like, compute, data storage, and network connectivity to equipment that previously lacked them and make them capable of functionalities, such as remote access for monitoring, configuration, and troubleshooting. These added functionalities by IoT devices enable equipment owners or operator to analyze data and use the results for decision making and anticipate future events.