Why Cyber Security in the Internet of Things?
Cybercrime is booming! € 500 billion is the estimated annual cybercrime damage worldwide.
The importance of IT and cyber security is steadily increasing with the digitization of all areas of life, work and business. Due to the use of the internet for more and more processes and tasks in administration and companies, but also in the private sector, we depend to a high degree on functioning information technology and secure information infrastructures. Ensuring security on the WWW and protecting critical information infrastructures have become existential issues of the 21st century, requiring a high level of engagement from all stakeholders. The networks are growing together worldwide so that cyberattacks in other countries can also have an impact on IT security in Germany.
Security in the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things is merging the real with the digital world. As a result, the previous, reliable barrier between these worlds disappears more and more, so that cyberattacks can have real effects in everyday or professional life. Due to the frameworks of constrained resources in cyber-physical systems on the Internet of Things or in sensor networks, traditional security mechanisms and techniques, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems or anti-virus software, cannot be used.
Protective measures for wireless devices
Because of their capabilities, and especially their connectivity to computer networks or the Internet, wireless devices are potentially exposed to cyber and hacker attacks. The frameworks imposed by the limited resources typically have a direct impact on the IT security of these systems. Proven and partially standardized approaches and procedures can often not be applied and the guarantee of the protection goals must be adapted to the specific circumstances.