What is the Internet of Things?

Many people have heard of the internet of things, but may not be fully aware of how, in a very stealth like way, it is changing the nature of society.

The internet of things simply refers to any type of device or product that can be internet enabled, allowing it to be linked to the internet, thereby widening the online world of the organisation or individual involved.

The internet of things refers to both individuals lives, as well as to manufacturing and industry. It tends to be people’s personal lives that get the most focus, in terms of their homes, cars and lifestyles.

Anyone wanting a job in cyber security needs to be aware of the impact of this process, how the internet of things is changing people’s lives, and how the need for online security is going to become paramount in people’s homes, cars, lifestyle etc, whether they like it or not.

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