Cybersecurity is the set of measures and practices used to protect computer systems, networks, and data from cyber attacks, theft, and damage.
Cybersecurity involves protecting the interconnected network of devices, sensors, and infrastructure that make up the IoT ecosystem. This includes not only the devices themselves, but also the data they collect, the networks they communicate over, and the software that powers them.Cybersecurity in IoT requires a holistic approach that takes into account the entire lifecycle of a device, from design to deployment and beyond. This includes implementing secure coding practices during development, conducting thorough testing and risk assessments, and implementing robust access controls and authentication mechanisms.Additionally, cybersecurity in IoT requires ongoing monitoring and maintenance, as well as timely software updates and patches to address newly discovered vulnerabilities. It also involves educating end-users and stakeholders on best practices for secure use and maintenance of IoT devices and systems.Given the unique challenges and complexities of IoT security, cybersecurity in this industry requires specialized security controls and technologies, such as embedded security solutions, network segmentation, and behavioral analytics.