Simple Overview of IoT

I came across a tweet recently from NIST Cyber Security (US National Institute of Standards and Technology Cyber Security Division) that gave a very good summary of what the Internet of Things (IoT) is, the threats and what is being done to help mitigate them.

"NIST (@NIST) tweeted at 10:54 pm on Fri, Oct 04, 2019:
The internet of things is here. Are you prepared for the cybersecurity risks that come with it? https://t.co/iFgrzGLliS #BeCyberSmart with @NISTcyber (https://twitter.com/NIST/status/1180239671894274048?s=09)"

The tweet has a short (7 minute) video which is available on YouTube – see below:

Source: NIST Cyber Security

NIST Cyber Security is the US Cyber Security Agency that “implements practical cybersecurity and privacy through outreach and effective application of standards and best practices necessary for the U.S. to adopt cybersecurity capabilities”.

In the UK this role is provided by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) which “support the most critical organisations in the UK, the wider public sector, industry, SMEs as well as the general public. When incidents do occur, we provide effective incident response to minimise harm to the UK, help with recovery, and learn lessons for the future”.

There is likely a similar agency in your country, as well as various law enforcement/Police departments including EuroPol and InterPol. A few accounts you can also look at on Twitter are @EUCyberDirect, @INTERPOL_Cyber, @NCSC and @NISTcyber.

If you want to read more about IoT, then you can also read our guidance pages on the subject, which we will be continually updating.


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