To get an idea of the challenges facing the Internet of Things, we talked with Dan Levine, CEO of CytexOne, New York City. Levine’s firm creates automated Internet of Things (IoT) environments for commercial, industrial, and residential spaces, including insurers, restaurants, hotels, and apartments.
Security is a major concern with the IoT. Any idea how companies will be able to provide it?
IoT security involves protecting access to the equipment, such as an internet-connected car or house, as well as protecting customer and company data. It is, in my opinion, a failure where there is a measurable chance that equipment and data could be susceptible to hackers. Not only can equipment be damaged, infiltration can create a dangerous hazard and interfere with or downright cripple production and business process. A strong system and network designer are critical, as are robust design and ongoing monitoring.