Five Easy Ways To Build Security Into The Internet Of Things

IoT security is at the forefront of everyone’s mind these days due to a huge uptick in DDoS attacks coming from our newly connected devices. So far, we’ve seen DVRs and video cameras fall victim and become mindless drones in a malicious botnet army. After 20 years of partnering with enterprises to build software that deploys inside, outside and around their firewalls, I’ve learned that there are a few basic things we should always include when creating new IoT solutions to protect our creations and our companies.

Here are five things you should do right now to keep you and your company off the list of hacked IoT devices.

  • Change Default Settings
  • Close Unused Ports
  • Don’t Store Information in Plain Text
  • Encrypt Your Communication
  • Make Device Updates Required
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    Simone Olckers

    Editor at Talan
    Simone fulfils the main editorial function for all new content on Talan Innovation. She was previously the online editor for a luxury magazine based in Cape Town, South Africa. Her interest in innovation and technology is in it's application to the fashion industry. Simone began curating articles for Talan Innovation in December 2014. She is currently busy with her MBA in Fashion Business at IFA Paris.

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