Internet of Things (IoT): What is IoT and How It Affects Privacy and Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the concept of connecting any device to the Internet and, thus, to each other. Cellphones, refrigerators, tablets, house lighting, coffee makers, cars, watches, are all part of this trend and can now “speak” to each other. This allows for a more convenient and productive lifestyle. Think about Alexa and the wired house, or cellphone apps that tell you about traffic delays or severe weather alerts. These are all examples of the Internet of Things. It’s wonderful!

But this new connectivity also comes with hazards. We must understand what IoT is, how it works, how these devices are connected together, and how this affects privacy and security within the workplace. This course will focus in the potential security risks and how to mitigate them.

Prerequisite: None