The move to cloud-based applications might have started out rather slowly more than two decades ago, but it quickly picked up steam, and today, cloud-based technology and the internet of things (IoT) is something just about every organization has adopted. What’s unfortunate about this situation is that the fabric that connects all these applications to the cloud wasn’t designed with much thought toward security because 20+ years ago, cyber criminals were a rarity. Therefore, with all the advancements that we see with the internet of things, there must also be an extra cautious eye on security.
Once only a sci-fi concept, the internet of things has transformed how businesses approach workflow. The efficiencies to productivity have been significant. Customer experiences are heightened and there is far more agility and mobility than what was possible before. There are certainly more business opportunities now, but what many companies find most inspiring is the cost reductions they see with the internet of things.
Cost savings are possible because of the streamlining of operations that occur with this technology. Given the evolution of sensors, maintenance is also an area where costs can be reduced. Trouble-shooting is far more effective with sensors attached to just about anything that affects workflow.
As organizations enjoy these benefits, security can’t be an afterthought.
The onus has been placed on many chief information officers (CIOs) to shore up areas of risk. It’s important to adopt security measures as sensors and other IoT-related devices are implemented, because working in security after the fact can be far more complex.
CIOs are tasked with not only finding the right applications that are of value to their very specific needs, but also needing to look into how the application can be secured. Rather than rushing to implement new technology and thinking about security later, they need to be tackled simultaneously.
The Right Technology
Finding the right applications is a process that requires hours of research. Rather than take a trial and error approach, the best outcomes are those that involve bringing in a trusted expert that can guide you to the right technology with the most robust security measures in place.
At Access Tech, we have assisted many clients with a full list of needs, including security. We know it can be an overwhelming task for most business owners and CIOs, as there are multiple malware and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) threats that have to be dealt with on a daily basis.We know that security is about more than implementing a firewall. In fact, we stay informed on all the latest tech, which means we know which products will work for your business. Contact us and let’s discuss an approach to security that will allow you to reap all the benefits of the internet of things while staying safe and secure.