In today’s increasingly interconnected world, IT security services are more important than ever and Geelong is not immune from the malicious hackers scouring the web. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), we are more connected to the world via our devices – but this has important implications for privacy and security.
What is the IoT?
The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the network of connected smart devices, such as baby monitors, TVs, fridges, toasters and more, exchanging behavioural data with each other. On the surface, these devices aim to make our lives easier – but it’s important to remember the data exchange is not necessarily a one-way street.
How does it impact privacy and security?
With the increased connectivity the IoT and smart devices offer, comes increased risk of attack.
In order for these devices to help us, they need to watch or listen to what we do. However, if the devices are not fitted with encryption and the right security, hackers can gain access and control over not only the data, but the device itself.
In some cases, parents found baby monitors were being hacked to yell at sleeping children, and in a recent experiment, hackers were able to disable a cars accelerator through the entertainment system.
Do I need IT security services?
With our experienced IT security services team, Evongo here in Geelong can test and inspect your networks, technology and programs to ensure maximum data integrity and prevent the likelihood of hackers accessing your information.
By identifying potential weak spots, we can implement effective access control, technology and security policies to protect your business from potentially costly data breaches or attacks.
Please contact us to find out more about the IoT and if your IT security services are up to date.