As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand, IoT security has become more critical than ever.
Much of the concern over IoT security has to do with the non-standard manufacturing of IoT devices and troves of data flowing through the IoT devices.
Lack of IoT security controls at the beginning of an IoT device’s lifecycle has upped the odds of serious risks such as:
- Data theft
Between January and June 2021, 1.5 billion breaches took advantage of IoT vulnerabilities, according to security service provider Kaspersky. With the remote work movement and the spread of enterprise networks away from a central network, attackers have taken advantage of more potential entry points.
So how do organizations improve their IoT security? Most cybersecurity professionals now recommend a layered approach to IoT security and believe that organizations must build an outer line of defense for sensors and gateways.
This means that organizations need to actively seek out or design hardware with built-in security measures. Security measures include tamper-resistant cases and device disablement upon tampering. IoT devices require hardware-level security because attacks on this level can easily escape detection by software-based security measures.
Besides better hardware security, other layers of IoT security should focus on device security, software security, cloud security and application security.
Data security is also necessary, and is often the most challenging to implement.
In addition to logistical considerations, legislative bodies have begun to expand data protection and privacy regulations that organizations must follow.
Want to know more? Tonex offers several IoT Security courses where participants learn the importance of IoT security and how to implement IoT security modalities to protect digital data and comply with mounting IoT security regulations.
IoT Security courses include:
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