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Week 4: The Future of Connected Devices

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The final week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month looks at how technological innovations, such as 5G networks, might impact your online experience (e.g., faster speeds and data transmission, larger attack surface for hackers), plus how people and infrastructure can adapt to the continuous evolution of our digital world. Moving forward, no matter what the future holds, stay empowered to do your part for online safety and security. Learn more about the future of security for connected devices.

If you connect it, protect it. Do your part. #BeCyberSmart.

Why It's Important

  • Internet-connected devices provide a level of convenience in our lives, but they require that we share more information than ever.
  • The security of your information and devices (e.g., fitness trackers, appliances, home automation) is not always guaranteed. Once you connect to the Internet, you and your devices are potentially vulnerable to all sorts of risks.

Facts and Figures

  • An emerging digital infrastructure ecosystem will underlay all IT and business automation initiatives by 2023. (IDC)

  • Seventy percent of light-duty vehicles and trucks will be connected to the Internet by 2023. (Statista)

  • 5G coverage is forecast to reach 45 percent of the world’s population by the end of 2024. (Ericsson)

  • The IoT devices market is anticipated to reach nearly $1.5 billion by 2027. (Fortune Business Insights)

  • Fifty billion Internet-connected devices will be in use worldwide by 2030. (Statista)

Week One: If You Connect It, Protect It
Week Two: Secure Your Home
Week Three: Secure IT at Work

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 5:27pm

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