By 2024, we’re going to have more than 22 billion connected devices in the world. It’s a vast opportunity but it also brings vast risk. How do you keep billions of devices secure? How about the networks they run on? How do you make sure the data from all those devices isn’t compromised?
IoT security cannot be an afterthought or an add-on. Security must be built in from the beginning.
When it comes to IoT, security requirements are unique. Connecting devices is different from connecting individual people and personal computers. To verify its identity, an IoT device can’t simply enter a password as a person would. Similarly, the systems that run our PCs are regularly updated, but IoT has to work all time.
A reliable infrastructure is a must, and this is especially true for mission-critical applications. 3GPP technologies provide this reliability. The IoT expands rapidly, and security must be end-to-end.
Factors impacting IoT security
Building trust in IoT
Privacy and confidentiality
Respecting the right to personal data protection is increasingly difficult, as personal information can be drawn from analyzing IoT device data. The pressure to protect and anonymize data increases with the enactment of Europe's GDPR. Non-compliance could have serious consequences for the bottom line of any company operating in the EU.