Cheryl Ann Alexander1* and Lidong Wang2
1Institute for IT innovation and Smart Health, Mississippi, USA
2Institute for Systems Engineering Research, Mississippi state university, Vicksburg, USA
*Corresponding Author: Cheryl Ann Alexander, Institute for IT Innovation and Smart Health, Mississippi, USA.
Received: February 18, 2020; Published: February 26, 2020
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a various collection of interconnected Internet devices such as sensors, smartphones, PCs, wristwatches, etc. These interconnected devices can play an important role in the care of elderly adults with chronic illness, children, communication, and more. However, cybersecurity is critical in the IoT arena because not all are completely secure from hackers and Ransomware, viruses, malware, and other software to steal data and money can compromise sensors, smartphones, PCs, tablets, etc. In this study, we will look at an overview of cybersecurity in IoT and take a special look at how IoT is used in the care of elderly adults and those with special needs and how engineering solutions in IoT can help.
Keywords: Internet of Things; Cybersecurity; Special Needs; Interconnected devices; Sensors
Citation: Cheryl Ann Alexander and Lidong Wang. “The Internet of Things and Cybersecurity”. Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 2.3 (2020): 14-18.
Copyright: © 2020 Cheryl Ann Alexander and Lidong Wang. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.