IoT Security Challenges are real. Here is how AWS will address these challenges

By any measure, IoT is big business. Internet of Things (IoT) also comes with lots of benefits and risks, just like any other emerging technology. But it’s difficult to see how IoT will fulfill its promise without addressing the vulnerabilities in IoT devices and systems. And make no mistake, IoT threats are real. Late last year, attackers exploited a vulnerability in a brand of IoT cameras to launch a distributed denial-of-service attack on the website of journalist Brian Krebs.

As per Forrester’s 2018 IoT Predictions, they mentioned that, “Security vulnerabilities are a significant worry for firms deploying IoT solutions — in fact, it’s the top concern of organizations looking at deploying IoT solutions. However, most firms don’t consistently mitigate IoT-specific security threats and business pressures overwhelm technology security concerns.”

AWS IoT Device Defender

Given the magnitude of these threats, it’s been a while that Amazon Web Services (AWS) released AWS IoT Device Defender and recently they announced its general availability. It was launched at the re:Invent conference in 2017 and Andy Jassy, CEO, AWS introduced AWS IoT Device Defender as a series of new IoT.

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