The Internet of Things is transforming businesses, and society, today. Serving as a bridge between the virtual and physical world, it connects us to technology in a manner unlike any other.
MuleSoft operates in the world of connectivity, so it should be no surprise that their CTO – Uri Sarid – understands the unique opportunity that IoT is presenting:
“This is the physical world taking the action directly. I think this is the big ground-changing moment. That kind of connection between the physical and the virtual world, or the computer world, where there is no human in the way is very significant.”
But, as with anything, there are concerns. Namely with the inevitable security risk that an explosion of connected devices poses. Despite how far technology has come, we are yet to understand how to secure a system that is both a hardware and a software and, as long as this is the case, all IoT devices remain at risk.
Businesses need to look at how they can protect this world of connectivity, and how we can continue to grow IoT technology without comprising the safety and security of the customers for whom we are creating these products.
Security has to be built in from the very beginning of production.