Soon, a data security breach might not only be a loss of productivity and profitability: it could even go as far as being a public safety risk. This is what the new ZDNet/TechRepublic special report is all about. To sum it up, here are the three key things you need to keep in mind:
- Mobile is the new standard
As we all know, mobile phones are no longer used for communicating exclusively, as nowadays, they tend to be more like computers. In any case, their use is skyrocketing, and every IT company should treat them like a central component of its data security policies.
- IoT is complex and risky
Did you know that there are over 3 billion smartphone devices in use worldwide? If that number sounds amazing, let’s look at the number of IoT devices in the world: it’s over 8 billion, and it’s estimated the number will reach 25 billion by 2020. Just as mobiles completely changed IT security throughout the course of time, the complexity of IoT takes it up a notch.
- Data security is now a public safety concern
As IoT devices can actually endanger people’s lives if targeted by hackers, data security is now bigger than ever. As a matter of fact, it can now be legitimately treated as a public safety concern. Things like water facilities, stoplights, bridges, power plants, and public infrastructure… these are all run by IoT technology that can potentially be compromised.
The full report can be obtained from Techrepublic’s official website.