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Keeping IoT devices secure offline

November 28, 2019 / Gerhard Zehethofer

The Internet of Things - in the form of smart homes with connected doorbells and smart light bulbs - is already permeating every area of our lives. But the real impact of IoT is happening within industry, where connected devices are streamlining business processes and making entirely new revenue streams possible. By connecting devices with systems, data, and people, businesses are finding that they can introduce more personalised, automated, and enhanced experiences for their customers and employees. But what happens to these connected devices when they can’t connect to the internet? Do they simply become an inanimate ‘dumb’ object? Worse still, without the access permissions granted by the network, are devices open to increased security risks?