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Internet of Things Security

Navigating the new world of remote work, managing a remote workforce and remote work productivity, and addressing changes to the employee experience is a challenge for CIOs. It is important to focus on safeguarding connected devices and networks on Internet of Things.

What is IoT security?

Internet of Things (IoT) security is critical largely because of the expanded attack surface of threats that have already been plaguing networks. Adding to these threats are insecure practices among users and organizations who may not have the resources or the knowledge to best protect their IoT ecosystems.

Why is IoT security so important?

From increasing the safety of roads, cars, and homes, to fundamentally improving the way we manufacture and consume products, IoT solutions provide valuable data and insights that will enhance the way we work and live.  Success depends on ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of IoT solutions and data while mitigating cybersecurity risks. So, what should we know about IoT security?

Understanding IoT Security Risks

Modern IoT ecosystems are complex.  Machines and objects in virtually any industry can be connected and configured to send data over cellular networks to cloud applications and backends. The digital security risk is present at every step along the IoT journey, and there is a bunch of hackers that would take advantage of a system’s vulnerability.  Unfortunately, diverse data types and computing power among IoT devices mean there’s no ‘one size fits all’ cybersecurity solution that can protect any IoT deployment. The first step for any IoT business is to undergo a thorough security risk assessment that examines vulnerabilities in devices and network systems and user and customer backend systems.  Risk must be mitigated for the entire IoT lifecycle of the deployment, especially as it scales and expands geographically. 

How can today’s IoT information security requirements be addressed?

IoT and security requirements can only be accomplished with an integrated solution that delivers visibility, segmentation, and protection throughout the entire network infrastructure.

Your solution must have the following key abilities:

  • Learn: With complete network visibility, security solutions can authenticate and classify IoT devices to build a risk profile and assign them to IoT device groups.
  • Segment: Once the enterprise understands its IoT attack surface, IoT devices can be segmented into policy-driven groups based on their risk profiles.
  • Protect: The policy-driven IoT groups and internal network segmentation enable monitoring, inspection, and policy enforcement based on the activity at various points within the infrastructure.
How Innovative Logics can help?

The number of IoT devices being deployed into networks is growing at a phenomenal rate, up to 1 million connected devices each day.  While IoT solutions are enabling new and exciting ways to improve efficiency, flexibility, and productivity, they also bring a new risk to the network.   Frequently designed without security, IoT devices have become a new threat vector for bad actors to use when launching attacks. 

To provide protection in the age of IoT, network operators need to have the tools and skills to:

  • See and profile every device on the network, to understand what IoT devices are being deployed
  • Control access to the network, both connecting to the network and determining where devices can access
  • Monitor the devices on the network to ensure that they are not compromised and to take automatic and immediate action if they are

Innovative Logics has the capabilities and team of professional to assist you in safeguarding IOT.

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