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This is why IoT security is critical: According to reports, this past year has seen a tremendous upswing in Internet of Things devices accompanied by a massive increase in cases of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. 

By 2025 there is expected to be 41.6 billion IoT devices generating 79.4ZB of data. That’s a lot of attack surface for cyber operatives.

Most cybersecurity professionals say it’s imperative for agencies, organizations and business stakeholders to understand basic IoT security protocols and standards. IoT communication protocols are modes of communication that protect and ensure optimum security to the data being exchanged between connected devices. 

There are basically two categories of IoT security protocols and standards: IoT network protocols and IoT data protocols.

IoT data protocols are used to connect low power IoT devices. These protocols provide point-to-point communication with the hardware at the user side without any Internet connection. Connectivity in IoT data protocols is through a wired or a cellular network. Examples include:

  • Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communication Protocol 
  • Z-Wave

IoT network protocols are used to connect devices over the network. These are the set of communication protocols typically used over the Internet. Using IoT network protocols, end-to-end data communication within the scope of the network is allowed. Examples include:

  • HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol
  • Bluetooth
  • Mesh
  • WiFi

Want to learn more? Tonex offers IoT Security Training, a 2-day course that covers Internet of Things security and discusses IoT protocols, potential risks, vulnerabilities, exploitation, data breaches, security framework and mitigation.

IoT Security Training, Internet of Things (IoT) devices Include: manufacturers, retailers in consumer electronics, healthcare, factory supply chain warehouses, transportation facilities and many others. Learn about risks of unsecured enterprise and home IoT devices connecting to the Internet and able to share the information they generate.

Topics include device and platform vulnerabilities, authentication and authorization, Web interface and software, transport encryption, management issues, privacy and security enhancements and other IoT issues observed for various manufacturers across all industry sectors.

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