Connected Devices Add More Complexity
The Internet of Things offers the potential to improve life for businesses and consumers alike in connecting everything from cars to dishwashers to the internet, according to Faraz Siraj, RSA Security's regional vice president of Americas channels, distribution and alliances.
Although these new ways of access allow for more modernization, Siraj said they also pose a security threat since bad actors can manipulate the access point and use it for an unintended purpose. And when it comes to new technology, Siraj said the initial focus of designers is around making it faster and better rather than zeroing in on protection.
To make these technological advances work, Siraj said they must be secured in a way that doesn't slow down the entire system.