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Securing the IoT: Privacy

The Internet of Things (IoT) connects people, infrastructures, and things to improve our lives and enhance production of goods and services. The rapid expansion of IoT technology brings with it an array of exciting and imaginative ways to make our products smarter and our lives easier. But the growth of this emerging technology also brings huge gaps in security. Along with limitless possibilities of the IoT in our business and personal lives, we also need to deal with the growing risks to our privacy.

In this course, IT security expert Lisa Bock starts by outlining how IoT devices generate immense amounts of data that can pose a risk to our privacy and security. She then explains existing standards and regulations, such as HIPAA and GDPR, that protect privacy and discusses the need to provide standards and legislation to ensure IoT data privacy. Finally, Lisa describes methods to select and secure devices to ensure privacy and security when using an IoT device.

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