As an investor in the technology industry, Jason Hope has become well versed in the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a reference to the increasing connectivity of devices to each other and the internet. Many companies are releasing products that are designed to both lives much more convenient as well as safer. However, your the security of your IoT devices needs to be taken very seriously, he says.
The people behind IoT devices are beginning to take the security of these items into much better account, Jason Hope says. Hackers are drawn to the combination of a weak infrastructure and security design along with the sensitive information devices hold or transmit. Another issue is that many of the IoT devices are small with limited computing power which means that they don’t have the capability of supporting the most advanced encryption methods.
Showing the vulnerability of these type of products, Hope related the story of someone being able to exploit one of the digital vulnerabilities of a Samsung smart refrigerator into being able to steal the password of the owner’s Gmail account. Another issue, he says, is that devices come out that do meet high-security standards, however, those standards are always advancing while the device never receives a security update.
In response to these issues, the users of IoT devices should be able to rely on both the hardware and software companies doing whatever they can to keep users information safe. However, there are some measures the users of these devices can protect themselves. Hope says that one way to do this is to configure your wi-fi network so that each device signing-in has its own unique identifying signature. He also suggests using a smart firewall which will add another layer of security between you and the hacker.
Jason Hope has been in the technology industry for several years. He specializes in mobile devices. He was born in the state of Arizona and attended Arizona State University for both his bachelor’s degree and MBA. As an investor in the tech industry, he seeks to see what the upcoming trends will be in the field so that he can respond to them early.
As a philanthropist, Jason Hope is very interested in the field of medicine and in particular in life extension research. He once invested $500,000 into the SENS Foundation which is researching ways to end disease as we know it. They want to find a way to stop diseases before they form and ways for people to live much longer than people now do. In this way, they seek to improve the quality of longevity of people around the world which is a mission that Hope very much supports.
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