Is your security ready for the rise in IoT devices?

07 Feb 2019

A new study reveals that only 42% of UK companies are capable of detecting an IoT breach, with only France worse off at 36%.  IoT has been predicted to rise over the next few years as 5G becomes mainstream.

While spending on IoT security has increased from 11% of the overall IoT budget to 13%, the ability to detect a breach in security is still a concern.

Neil McManus of GHM Communications, the Oxfordshire business telephone experts, says: “What we have here is a combination of a fast growing trend towards 5G from the major telcos along with a predicted rise in IoT devices off the back of it. Security is almost playing catch up but with high profile security incidents and data breaches in the news, smaller businesses are gradually becoming more aware of the associated risks for their telecoms.”

If predictions are reliable, 5G networks will soon not be able to cope with the strain of IoT, driving the case for 6G due to the sheer number of ‘things’ connected to the network.

“Blockchain is being put forward as a good solution for securing IoT devices but other measures are also available. We are happy to speak to any of our customers or businesses that are worried about how to introduce IoT securely as part of their business telecoms systems.”

 

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