Cyber security is crucial for preventing harm to the integrity of the electronic devices and services that individuals and businesses use daily, as well as ensuring the confidentiality of the data stored and transmitted.
Cyber security involves the use of processes, technologies and controls for the protection of devices, systems, networks and data from cyber attacks and the ability to recover from these attacks.
According to CENSIS the difference between IoT cyber security and IT cyber security is that IoT devices are connected to the physical world. The environments that IoT devices operate in are more diverse than traditional IT systems.
Those who commit IoT cyber attacks range from hackers who work alone, small criminal groups, nation states involved in wider espionage, etc.
Overall, awareness of IoT security is growing quickly. Kudelski reveal that management has begun to understand that in order to create a sustainable and competitive connected business security plays a key strategic role.
Hence, Knowledge, Innovation and Strategies Management Club, as part of the EU project - Internet of Things Security Nuggets (IoT Nuggets), co-funded by the European Union, together with its project partners from Bulgaria, Greece, Spain and Italy, is developing a new methodology and framework with a model of digital competence for the Security of the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem including security and privacy to face the challenges that cybersecurity put in place.
The IoT Nuggets project is targeting VET providers and trainers in the ICT field, software engineers and programmers who want and need to update their competences, skills, and knowledge in cyber security of the ecosystem of IoT. And, ICT entrepreneurs who have, want, and/or would like to start a business in the IoT field.
To find out more about the project, read here.
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