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The Internet of Things continues to grow at a rapid pace across a range of sectors. Most applications deploy existing technology and combine this by connecting devices together so that business operations can be improved and so that costs can be lowered. However, this expansion of connected devices leads to security concerns and these concerns can be exacerbated by devices that have not been manufactured to a suitable standard.

A new international standard that will maximize the benefits and reduce the risks has been recently produced for the Internet of Things, signifying the growing use of connected technology and the need for a global commonality of practice for the various types of emerging technologies.

The new standard is ISO/IEC 30141, Internet of Things (IoT) – Reference architecture, and it sets out to provide an internationally standardized IoT Reference Architecture using a common vocabulary, reusable designs and industry best practice.

The new standard will provide a common framework that designers and developers can use and for the resultant systems to be “trustworthy” – i.e reliable, safe, secure, respect privacy and can better cope with disruptions like natural disasters and attacks, according to digitaljournal.com.

Taking security issues, cyber concerns are the result of the rush to market without further thought to security. As an example of security concerns, many businesses are bringing insecure devices into their networks, and then failing to update the software. Furthermore, many legacy devices are being connected to an IoT without having suitable protections in place to guard against outside threats.

Want to hear more about IoT? Attend the  IoT for Security 2018 Conference and Exhibition on December 24, 2018.

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