Cyber security is a broad term which encompasses all security measures taken place on the internet and our cyberspace, to protect vital information and safeguard our internet usage. National security and personal data can be compromised and end up in the wrong hands, hence the need to secure your data, and all devices used in accessing the internet.
What is the Internet of Things? Wikipedia says that the Internet of things describes physical objects with sensors, processing ability, software and other technologies that connect and exchange data with other devices and systems over the Internet or other communications networks. This encompasses all devices used to access the internet.
According to TechTarget, A “thing” in the internet of things can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an Internet Protocol (IP) address and is able to transfer data over a network.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The internet of things system consists of smart devices that use embedded systems like processors, to collect and send data they gather from their environments. Internet of things devices share the sensor data they collect by connecting to an internet of things portal where data is sent to the cloud to be analyzed.
IMPORTANCE OF INTERNET OF THINGS
- The internet of things aids people to live and work smarter, and also gain complete control over their lives.
- The Internet of Things is very essential to the life of a business. It provides businesses with a realistic view into how their systems really work and operate.
- The Internet of Things enables companies to reduce the cost of labor.
- It also reduces wastage and improves service delivery, and aids transparency.
EXAMPLES OF INTERNET OF THINGS
Sensor: A sensor is a device that detects and responds to an input from the physical environment. The input can be light, heat, or any number of other environmental components. We have several types of sensors that perform several functions, located in different devices. All sensors signal information to a host.
Antenna: This is a metal-like structure that transmits electromagnetic waves. They come in different shapes and sizes. Some can be found at your rooftop to control the network and connection to your devices, while some other large ones can capture signals from satellites.
Microcontroller: According to TechTarget, A microcontroller is a compact integrated circuit designed to govern a specific operation in an embedded system. A typical microcontroller includes a processor, memory and input/output (I/O) peripherals on a single chip. They control the actions of a particular product.
The Internet of things is vast and keeps evolving, hence the need to keep it secured from unwanted viruses and attacks. Using best practices to keep it safe, your devices can stay clear of viruses for good.
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