Securing the IoT is like like shooting at a moving target. Just when you think you have everything in your line of sight, you find out that you really don’t have much of anything lined up at all. The reality is that IoT security is a multi-faceted effort. And it’s an effort that requires agile and flexible thinking and execution. The good news is that there are steps you can take to ensure that networks, systems, data and devices are protected. The following article provides an in depth review of seven IoT security practices you might not have considered yet.
One of the biggest concerns with the Internet of Things (IoT) is making sure networks, data, and devices are secure. IoT-related security incidents have already occurred, and the worries among IT, security and networking managers that similar events will take place are justified.
“In all but the most restrictive environments, you’re going to have IoT devices in your midst,” says Jason Taule, vice president of standards and CISO at security standards and assurance company HITRUST. “The question then isn’t if, but how you are going to allow such devices to connect to and interact with your networks, systems and data.”
What can organizations do to enhance IoT security? There are plenty of options—including a number of practices that might not be so obvious.