The Security Of The Internet Of Things

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Introduction The topic we chose to analyze in this research paper is information systems security. More specifically, we examined the security of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is an ever-growing avenue of technology that is constantly improving in connectivity and user-friendly interactions. IoT is defined by Forbes writer Jacob Morgan (2014) as “the concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). This [including] … cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, … and almost anything else you can think of”. In other words, IoT is the glue that holds the world of technology together. Within this field we have developed a compelling thesis question. Its answer could help propel this market into the future: What can be done to improve the security of the Internet of Things in the home? This question is pivotal as the home is one of the most cherished yet vulnerable possessions a person has. The IoT of any given home may contain harmless things, such as grocery lists, family photos, or calendar events, but it can also contain sensitive data that, if stolen by a hacker, could tear a household apart. This includes social security numbers, credit card numbers, and bank account information. Because this information is so important and in need of protection, the greatest possible effort must be put forward to protect it. It is virtually impossible to completely prevent hacking in all
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