As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes a reality, the number of data location points that could potentially be attacked by hackers is also rising at an alarming rate. DATAVERSITY brought this news to us in their article, “IoT and Internal Big Data Protection.”

The predictions say that by 2020 there will be 9.7 billion connected devices, all of which represent a possible entry point for an attacker. It is taking organizations time to realize that with so many entry points it’s impossible to try and keep hackers out.

Organizations have to accept that data, personal information and intellectual property will travel without their knowledge or control. Instead of attempting to build a secure environment with firewalls and physical perimeter security, organizations need to secure the data itself.

Security with technology is a constant concern for most organizations. However, it is always the humans that are the weakest link in the security chain.

Melody K. Smith

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