Level 3 Video Series Explores Technology Behind Internet of Things

With the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) within the past few years, predictions range from between 28 billion to more than 50 billion connected devices by 2020. These days, nearly any device can be connected to the Internet, from cars, watches, and baby monitors to light switches, clothing, and even toothbrushes. All of these smart devices can make our lives easier and provide valuable data to optimize functionality and processes; however, they also open the door to increased security risks.

Level 3In a new video series, Level 3 Communications explores three popular areas of the IoT revolution: the connected home, the connected car, and connected gameplay. The videos provide a behind-the-scenes look at the important role the internet and networking technology play in these areas as well as how people can protect themselves from cyberattacks.

Watch the entire series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR-K5vvet5OS4RLtS25YRr7fgZu_3sFLx

Series Highlights:

Connected Home
Around 87% of mainstream consumers don’t understand IoT, according to Accenture. If most consumers don’t understand the technology, they also don’t know how to connect and protect their devices. Dale Drew, chief security officer, leads a tour through his connected home, providing insight on the network technology that enables smart homes and advice for keeping it all secure.

Video link: https://youtu.be/udPNjvDiyrQ

Connected Cars
Connected cars aren’t the future; they’re the present, and their popularity is growing at a rapid pace. In fact, global analysts are forecasting 250 million connected cars will be on the road by 2020. But what do we mean when we say a car is connected and what are the implications of those connections? Dave Siegel, vice president of product management, outlines some of the privacy and security concerns inherent to connect cars, and ways the network can solve for some of those issues.

Video link: https://youtu.be/pEUmbCJtN_c

Connected Gameplay
More than one billion people play online video games across the globe – with 150 million playing video games regularly in the United States. How does the internet manage the high volume of gameplay without crashing? This video provides an in-depth look at the network technology behind connected gameplay, as well as how gamers can maintain their security while playing online.

Video link: https://youtu.be/qFFb3LL3z0k

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