The Internet of Things


How will the “Internet of Things” affect your business?

The Internet of Things is the phrase used to define how everything is starting to be connected. Things like a smart doorbell that can send a video to a homeowner’s smartphone so they can see who is at the door before answering, or the outdoor grill that will text a user when it is time to go outside and turn the meat.

What is starting mainly in the residential sector will quickly invade the business space as well.

Today, there are more devices connected to the Internet than there are people connected to the Internet. It is expected that more than 25 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by the end of this year. By 2020 it is expected to double again.

As this happens there will be a growing need to protect data privacy.

If you collect consumer data, practice data minimization, limit the collection of consumer data and only retain that information for a set period of time and not indefinitely.

Ensure that when outside service providers are hired, (like Olson Technology) that those providers are capable of maintaining reasonable security, and provide reasonable oversight of the providers.

Additionally before security risks appear, build a business continuity plan to address breaches or outages.

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