How IoT can Overcome Centralization and Vulnerability
Billions of IoT devices are already in use and this number is to rise rapidly as this technology is widely accepted by all sectors providing some really efficient services. The efficiency that the technology holds within itself is of great use but has some bottlenecks also which is a serious matter of concern. Centralized storage is major among all as it makes the data collected highly vulnerable to cyber attacks. Currently, cloud is used to store and process the data but being centralized requires a lot of efforts and investment in cybersecurity.
The concept of IoT enables interconnected devices to store and exchange information over a network; huge exchange and storage through devices also lead to the issue of ensuring data integrity. The data subject’s location financial data and personal data which may land up in wrong hands. Cloud’s another drawback that it involves third-party intervention in data storage which may access the data, another threat to sensitive threats.
The bottlenecks with the technology can be removed by decentralizing the storage and many cybersecurity are already working over the same. Infrastructure which can be solutions to the drawback is under construction which and blockchain technology is also being explored for the same. Overall idea is to enhance the cybersecurity and eliminate the rule over data. Third party intervention will also get eliminated and will end-to-end communication between devices or device and humans making the ecosystem much secure and less vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Including technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence in the process may also leverage as with their capabilities machine will become autonomous economic agents. This means they will become independent and be adapting to consumer needs. As a whole, utilizing new age technologies like AI, machine learning and blockchain in combined form would result in much secure cyberspace for data storage. Every transaction will be recorded, users will be validated, activities will be tracked and peer to peer communication will restrict third-party intervention. A much reliable and long lasting ecosystem would come into existence only if new technologies are adopted and adapted to.