The Security Concerns That The Internet Of Things

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This paper looks at the security concerns that the Internet of Things, or IOT carries along with it. The Internet of Things is defined as “a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data” This increasing level of connectivity and interconnectivity certainly makes everyday tasks easier for the average person, but at the same time, it makes finding holes in security measures easier as well. The Internet of Things is said to have been “in the works” in the 1990’s. In 1999, the term “Internet of Things” is created by Kevin Ashton, the executive director of Auto-ID. Auto-ID is an academic research network pertaining to the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things took a huge step with the use and introduction of RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification). RFID really pushed the future of the Internet of Things, as it has a direct relationship to what the Internet of Things is all about, the communication between devices and objects. An example of this is an RFID tag being embedded in an intermodal container full of fruit, and arriving/departing a specific port at a shipping depot. Once the container passes a designated point, the time of arrival/departure, temperature in the container, days until expiration, and other key information.
Although the Internet of Things is a great thing, it carries along many security and privacy concerns. Trend Micro, an IT Security Company, breaks down each layer of

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