Internet of Things

IoT Provides both Opportunities and Risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds the potential for rapid innovation. When combined with machine learning and artificial intelligence, IoT creates a vast opportunity for innovators, with either positive or negative intentions. When rolling out these technologies, often speed to market wins the race against quality. This can pose a significant challenge for IT Auditors.

While there are many upsides to IoT technology, Auditors need to focus on the potential risks IoT devices pose: system vulnerabilities that can be easily hacked, privacy breaches that may result, and potential health and safety risks impacting end users.

ISACA has a number of articles and resources to help auditors prepare for IoT and the opportunities and pitfalls this technology provides: