Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (“IoT”) refers to the ability of everyday objects to connect, send and receive data through the Internet.

IoT security and privacy is becoming a more prevalent concern in Internet Governance and Cyber security governance as it presents a variety of security risks that could be exploited to harm consumers.

Security Risks

  • Enabling unauthorized access and misuse of personal information
  • Facilitating attacks on other systems and creating risks to personal safety.


IoT is short for Internet of Things. The Internet of Things refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems.

Government Regulation:
The variety of security risk factors have prompted several stakeholders within the Internet fraternity to call for government regulation that could impose security regulations and policies on IoT manufacturers. The introduction of these security measures will compel manufacturers to make their devices secure for emerging technologies in order to meet their full potential and to encourage a widespread adoption.

Iot Threats:

  • Discrimination: Sensor Fusion & Big Data Analytics May Mean That Everything Reveals Everything.
  • Privacy: Privacy Law Is Unprepared.
  • Security : Internet of Things Devices May Be Inherently Prone to Security Flaws. IoT devices are also exposed to physical tampering, war driving, malicious software and side-channel attacks
  • Consent : Sensor Devices Confuse Notice and Choice.


IoT devices are poised to become more pervasive in our lives than mobile phones and will have access to the most sensitive personal data. Unfortunately, as the number and connectivity of such devices increases, the challenge of managing these collections of devices becomes exponentially more difficult.

IoT Security Risks


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Post by dotZADNA

.ZADNA is statutory regulator and manager of .ZA

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