As embedded devices increasingly include connectivity as a standard feature, the Internet of Things is at risk of exposing the Insecurity of Things. Software vendors are offering a variety of security-specific solutions to protect embedded devices, including anti-malware technology, whitelisting/blacklisting, access control, data encryption, user authentication, and real-time threat analysis, as well as maintenance, support, and professional services.
Hackers and malware are finding tempting targets in connected devices across all vertical markets, from consumer electronics and automobiles to medical equipment and military hardware. These risks threaten to dampen the transformational potential of the Internet of Things, but security vendors such as McAfee (Intel Security),
“No individual solution can fully protect embedded devices from determined hackers using multiple attack vectors,” said
VDC's Security & the Internet of Things Research Program - Learn About the Research Program.
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