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Q1 2017

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Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the ecosystem that has been formed by the increased networking of machines of all kinds.

stevemorgancvheadshotSteve Morgan, Editor-In-Chief

Menlo Park, Calif. – Mar. 9, 2017

An EY Cybersecurity white paper states that IoT is a future-facing development of the internet, where objects and systems are embedded with computing power and are able to communicate with each other.

The ever-increasing networking capabilities of machines includes everyday devices used in the home, office equipment, mobile and wearable technologies, vehicles, entire factories and supply chains and even urban infrastructure.

Until the concept of IoT was introduced, people, process, data and things used to work independently. But now that we have entered the era of coordination of machine-to-machine, people-to-machine and people-to-people, connections have become much easier.

However, information sharing and ease of accessibility via IoT makes businesses vulnerable to targeted cyber attacks, so the huge benefits must be weighed against the growing risks.

The ever-expanding IoT world

IoT is already integrated across several areas where technology adoption is accelerating. The key areas of leading IoT integration are:

    Smart Life — Innovative, state-of-the-art technology aims to make life simpler and safer for the consumer.

    Smart Mobility — Real-time route management and solutions aim to make travel more enjoyable and transportation more reliable.

    Smart City — Innovations will aim to improve the quality of life in cities, encompassing security issues and energy resourcefulness.

    Smart Manufacturing — Factory and logistics solutions will be created specifically to optimize processes, controls and quality.

Get the White Paper

Download the full report about IoT to learn more about the growth and spread of connected digital technology.

EY Cybersecurity has an integrated perspective on all aspects of organizational risk, and cybersecurity is a key area of focus where EY is an acknowledged leader in the current landscape of mobile technology, social media and cloud computing.

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