Here at Serviceteam IT the team have written a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT). It seems to be everywhere. However, now there are an increasing number of reports which warn technology companies, governments and the insurance sector about cyber-security threats from the IoT. We all need to take an interest in how we can make sure this emerging technology of connected devices is safe to use.

I am sure that everyone has heard of Amazon Echo and Smart Watches such as the Fitbit. However, what is the Internet of Things? Lots of research focuses on IoT in business and commerce. This blog will answer the question: what can the IoT do for me?

Dog collars to toasters are connected as part of the Internet of Things (IoT), with experts predicting that by 2020 more than 50% of new businesses will run on the IoT. However, cyber security and privacy are the biggest challenges for IoT, collecting large amounts of personal identifiable information. As soon as some financial benefit from hacking smart devices appears, cyber criminals will find a way to take advantage of it.