What does security mean in the age of internet-connected devices?
.. and what must be done to ensure it?
More and more devices are getting connected to the Internet every day and, unfortunately, the security standards vary between the different vendors. With so many IoT devices collecting data from users, hackability is a serious matter.
“Users – no matter their level of computational ability – are the ones who must act to ensure their data stays safe. This is the only certain way to make sure data travels from server to receiver without interception.”
– Carsten Rhod Gregersen, CEO of Nabto
Carsten points out, above, that device security is up to the user. This means, for example, that users have to inspect their default settings, and – even better – tailer the device connection. Using a third-party server is less secure than using a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection (read here why). A P2P connection stores data directly on the device before presented to the user, which increases security.