Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that in response to the recent rise in consumer and enterprise concerns surrounding privacy and cyber security, the company will redouble its efforts to increase awareness about how its solutions can be properly applied to maximize security and privacy in handling personal information, such as health records and making online or mobile payments. With the effort, Telit hopes to help allay concerns by connected consumers and industry that it is not necessary to sacrifice privacy to enjoy all that the Internet of Thing has to offer.
Oozi Cats, CEO of Telit Wireless Solutions commented “We see end-to-end cyber-protection for IoT data and privacy as a fundamental requirement for providers in our space. “There have been recent high-profile security and privacy breaches in the news, but that does not mean today’s connected consumer needs to avoid the services and benefits that the Internet of Things provides.”
Connected things, such as factory equipment and ATM machines have existed for decades, operating nearly flawlessly given layers of regulations and a relatively confined scope of applications. New and novel devices and practices, such as smart homes and many ordinary objects that are much more personal, are now being reinvented with digital sensing, computing, communications and seemingly endless data storage capabilities in the cloud. This functionality set provides both new and previously passive objects with a “digital voice” and the ability to create and deliver an information stream reflecting their status and that of their surrounding environment – increasing the importance of security and privacy.
Cats continues, “Rather than shy away from these incredible new advances and rapidly growing number of devices and opportunities, consumers can embrace the technology and enjoy a fully connected life knowing that hardened solutions, like those provided by Telit, are carrying their data to the Internet of Things, helping ensure that all which is private, will remain so.”