December 31, 2018

With the advent of Cloud technology, the notion of connecting any and every device to the Internet with an on and off switch became a reality. According to Forbes, in the last few years, the Internet of Things has taken off and is rapidly growing across the world. No longer is the Internet confined to computers and mobile devices, it is now available to nearly every device that has an IP address, from microwaves and refrigerators to wearable devices and headphones. As IoT develops, the relationship is between people-people, people-things, and things-things creating the opportunity to connect billions of devices.

According to Job Security UK, the Internet of Things is defined as the trend for the Internet to expand from something that most people only use through their personal computer, or mobile device, to something that is connected to everyday things.

The Internet of Things IoT is expanding at a rapid rate and is expected to grow over the coming years at a pace which makes previous technology adoptions look insignificant. Predictions are that by 2020 there will be some +20 billion connected devices worldwide. The IoT promises to connect everything from CCTV cameras, medical devices, and smart home products to smart enabled vehicles and many more devices. Connecting these devices is promising to revolutionize our lives today by bringing greater efficiency, improved customer service, more effective products and services in an abundance of markets and sectors.

A recently observed trend is that customers are starting to become aware that they need to take control of their own security posture, moving away from an approach which lets the manufacturer control it, to one which focuses on the customer’s device and platform requirements. Customers want to choose how the protect their businesses, IP and supply chain by creating their own individual security posture and avoiding using existing methods of using default passwords, which is not an acceptable or a secure option.

While this idea seems like it would provide countless opportunities for the security industry, it happens to be posing numerous challenges as well. This creates new cybersecurity challenges with precisely the technology being used to protect the organization and provide security.

Smart Video Surveillance Solution

As the number of connected devices increases, companies must provide security beyond their employees and customers. Securing all of the devices on the network including smart video surveillance solutions is essential in adding that extra layer of protection. Some of the challenges  companies face while adding smart video surveillance solutions to their systems include integration of dispersed systems, health monitoring and device management. Companies should plan to address monitoring, management and security for all surveillance cameras that are connected to their network.