The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the network of devices connected to the Internet that communicate with one another. Devices in IoT are used every day, all around us. Your Amazon Echo, Ring Doorbell, and Nest Thermostat are all a part of this Internet of Things. But IoT is not limited to consumer products. IoT technology is present in a wide variety of sectors stretching from the medical field to the agriculture industry. According to Gartner, by 2021, there could be up to 25 billion devices making up the Internet of Things and by 2023, the number of endpoints CIOs need to secure could potentially triple.1
IoT devices are all around us: in our homes, in our offices, and even in our hospitals. Many people are unaware of how interconnected all our devices are. In order to distinguish and segment these devices, IoT can be categorized into three main industries: Industrial Control Systems, Healthcare, and Enterprise.
If by 2021, a total of 25 billion devices will be connected to IoT, this upward trend will undoubtedly advance Artificial Intelligence (AI), further popularize Data Broking, and open the conversation about the social, legal, and ethical implications of IoT. As more and more devices become interconnected, a new generation of cyber threats will rise. Before long, cyber criminals could be hacking into your coffee maker and eventually make their way to your sensitive and personal data. As this new cyber threat era begins, it is important for you to secure your IoT devices in order to prevent cyber attacks.
Check Point offers the industry’s most comprehensive cyber-security solution for different IoT environments, including Smart Office, Smart Building, Industrial, and Healthcare. Check Point IoT Security solutions enables organizations to prevent IoT related attacks and minimize their IoT attack surface. All in a way that is easily scalable and non-disruptive to critical processes. The solution works with a wide variety of IoT Discovery Platforms.