The Internet of things is everywhere.
In some places, it’s as ubiquitous as a smartphone or computer.
In others, it makes up an ever-growing share of the world’s internet infrastructure.
But it’s a miniscule threat compared to what the security industry is warning about.
In 2016, a group of computer scientists published a report titled “The Internet of Everything: How the Internet Of Things is Changing Security.”
They wrote that the IoT—a new generation of devices that integrate devices into networks to perform tasks—is changing the way we defend against hackers and hackers who want to spy on and steal data.
And they said that while the Internet has improved our ability to detect and defend against intrusions, we’ve also had to make new investments to keep pace with IoT.
Today, there are more than 300 billion connected devices in the world.
And many of them are connected to the internet.
They can communicate and interact in ways that traditional networks can’t, including by providing internet-enabled services like video conferencing.
But because of the way the IoT operates, it can also pose security risks.
It can be exploited by cybercriminals and other adversaries to disrupt internet-based services, and it can allow malicious actors to collect and share data.
That’s one reason that the U.S. Government has spent billions of dollars developing tools to protect against IoT, from the Pentagon to the U