Course overview

What do the following have in common? Toasters, kettles, refrigerators… Well, they’re all found in the kitchen, that’s true. But they are all commonly becoming part of the Internet of Things (IoT). To put it simply, these devices and thousands of others are being fitted with sensors that allow them to talk to each other. Turn on the kettle from your smartphone. Connect your fridge to your shopping list and auto-order milk when you’re getting low. All these features have their uses, but BEWARE! They can also be exploited by cybercriminals…

Learning objectives:

  • Define the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Identify uses for the IoT
  • Implement security measures to protect yourself

Course resources

Complete the eModule to gain your certificate (subscription required).