IoT has huge potential for connecting smart cities – but closing off its security risks is crucial

July 11, 2019

The internet of things has been around since the 1980s as a concept, but the first widespread IoT application was seen less than 10 years ago with the introduction of Siri.

People can now control lights in their homes, change the music on the radio and set their security alarms using voice commands but IoT is capable of so much more. IoT equals ecosystems – some isolated, some connected, and some ready to be connected in a near future, with the end product coming out as interconnected smart cities.

Smart cities are something to look forward to, but they need to be approached with caution. As more devices communicate with cloud-based systems, our world is getting smarter – but more connected devices also create new unforeseen risks, with security being the most prevalent.

Discover an example of the tech being used to create smart cities as well as what the security risks smart cities carry in the full article at:  https://www.business-reporter.co.uk/2019/06/24/iot-has-huge-potential-for-connecting-smart-cities-but-closing-off-its-security-risks-is-crucial/#gsc.tab=0