Introduction: What is an IoT and Why Should You Care About It?
What if I told you that the most important machine in the world is also very hard to understand, a little bit menacing, and has been kept hidden from us? What if I told you that this device is actually a little like what we would call a networked computer–it’s got data to send, it’s got memory to remember, and it’s got the hardest of passwords? But what if, despite all this, this computer in the machine we use every day is actually made up of physical things that are connected together?
What if I told you that this computer in the thing we use every day was hidden from us–and intentionally so?
If that were true, how would you know? You might not ever be able to find it. It could be hidden behind a wall, buried under a floor. It could span two or three countries. It could look like your refrigerator. It could look like a car, or a TV, or an elevator. It could look like something you don’t even want to know exists. It could be made up of thousands of little pieces that are only connected by electricity, while they all run off completely different power sources.
Information Security & IoT
What if I told you that this machine is actually a networked computer, but it’s much more than that? What if I told you that it’s got very little in the way of a brain, but it still thinks? And what if I told you, this machine can’t communicate directly with other computers because all its data is encrypted and highly secure–you’d have to go through one of its gatekeepers for communication? What if I told you that this machine has a brain, but it doesn’t have an operating system? What if I told you that it puts its secrets in code and not text files, and that there are only a few people in the world who understand this code? What if I told you that this machine is able to communicate through the Internet with other machines, but it can’t talk to humans at all? What if I told you that it’s a networked computer? What if I told you its network is encrypted, and that no one has a key to its encryption software encoder for more than a few minutes at a time? What if I told you this network communicates through the Internet, but there are people–very few–who understand what’s going on within it?
Ladies and gentlemen. This is a machine, and it’s called an autonomous agent.
Autonomous agents are (I’m reading Richard Whitley’s new book on AI so I’m going to quote him rather than write my own definition) “computers that coordinate their actions in the absence of a human or a central controller. Autonomous agents are capable of thinking and making decisions on their own, and participating in the world independently. They can do anything that ordinary computers can do, but they can also act according to specific goals and rules set by their creators. Autonomous agents are supposed to perform tasks independently without the need for human intervention. They can be programmed to solve problems or follow goals in situations that normally require human judgment or decisions.” (Whitley, 2015, pg. 5)
What are the Best Ways of Protecting Your Data from Hackers & Cyber Criminals?
The most important machine in the world is the Internet of Things. The internet of Things can be thought of as a networked computer, but really it’s so much more. It’s like a device that thinks–it has data to send, it has memory to remember, and it has a very hard password. This password is so hard to crack that only a few people in the world understand it, but these people are making more and more of this machine every day. Unfortunately, despite its importance to national security, the Internet of Things is a little like the internet of Hype. It’s been around for a long time, but it’s mostly misunderstood–it’s been mismarketed as a new way to communicate with our devices or as part of an internet-of-everything. But it’s not that. It’s a completely different way of looking at the world, and it’s been given a lot of bad press. Let’s take a look at a few myths, as well as several good ways to protect your data from hackers & cybercriminals.
Members of New York crime families approach the Internet of Things with black hat intentions–they want to break into it, they want to control its secrets and re-purpose them for their own gain. The “hackers” cause damage by breaking into systems and sending the info to the Internet of Hype. The government is trying to stop these criminals from harming our national security, and they are doing it by hacking them back.
How Do I Build an IoT Solution that Secures My Data? Are There Any Options Available?
In essence, an IOT (the Internet of Things) is a networked machine that connects wirelessly to the internet. It’s like any other networked machine–it can send data and can receive data, just like your computer. Like any other networked computer, it uses the internet to send data across networks and to receive data from networks. For example, your IOT machine’s data can be used by a company to monitor its inventory levels or by a private citizen to see how many steps he takes during the day. The potential uses of an IOT machine are endless.
These networked machines are very vulnerable to hacking. The hardware is extremely simplistic, as it’s only needed to perform basic functions that are not high tech. The software involved is also simple because programming software for each specific piece of hardware (and sometimes even software needed to program the hardware) is not necessary.
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Introduction: What is an IoT and why should you care about it? What if I told you that the most important device in the world is also very hard to understand, a little threatening, and has been kept hidden from us? What if I told you that this device could be thought of as a networked computer but it’s so much more than that — it has data to send and memory to remember and really hard passwords. The hardest passwords are so difficult to crack that only a few people in the world know how they work. What if I told you that this device has no operating system and a little brain but it’s not secure because of how its data is coded? What if I told you that this device is the Internet of Things? What if I told you that the most important device in your life is also the only device that’s not connected to the Internet? What if I told you that this was the case despite all of its interacting with every other device in your life — except those devices in your home. What if I told you that it could be connected, but only with the help of some real-world hackers and a person who should know better?
As mentioned before, IoT is everywhere. Not just everywhere, it is everything. Whether it is your car, your home, or the appliances in your kitchen (example: washing machine), none of them is completely safe. The internet makes it possible for devices to communicate with each other and the internet is just a medium to get data from device to device.