Internet of Things (IoT)

What is the Internet of Things?

How does it work?

When IoT can be useful?

  • Detecting problems: for example, if you are running a business and you are having troubles with efficiency, you can use a series of devices connected to get information and help you detect where the problem is.
  • After identifying the problem, solving it: if you were able to detect your problem, with the data you have collected now you know where are the points of failure and the points of success. So, you know where you can add or remove things.
  • Using the data: with the data that you collected, besides using it for the resolution of problems, you can also use it for predictions. This data could help you improve efficiency and predict future problems. Also, you can use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to aid in making data collecting processes easier and more dynamic.

Why this is important?

Security on IoT

Some of IoT Security Best Practices

  • Staying up to date with all patching and OS updates required by the connected device.
  • Using strong password practices for all connected devices.
  • Enabling multi-factor authentication whenever possible.
  • Routinely taking inventory of your connected devices and disable any items that are not used regularly.
  • Protect devices with antivirus software and firewalls.

IoT, good or bad?



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