By Jon Alexander
Level 3 Communications
While some may still be unfamiliar with the internet of things (IoT), many of us are living surrounded by interconnected devices that exchange data over a network – your smart phone is one of the most obvious examples.
In a recent issue of Connect-World, one of Level 3’s very own – Jon Alexander, senior director of product management – shines a light on the security challenges associated with our dependence on so many connected devices. Read on to see what Jon has to say about the many opportunities for hackers to access internet-connected toys, medical devices and other devices that transmit sensitive information. We’ve been conditioned to rely on automated security updates, says Alexander. Is that enough?
Connect-World is a magazine series that is distributed to the world’s top decision makers in leading international companies, telecom ministries, regulatory agencies and more. Click here to read Alexander’s article on IoT security.