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IoT Security Training Courses

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about the increasing prevalence of objects (from toasters to trucks) provided with unique identifiers and the ability to automatically transfer data over a network.

IoT security is about safeguarding connected devices and networks in the Internet of things.

Cybersecurity professionals face a monumental challenge in protecting and deflecting the IoT from potential cyber attacks. By 2020, Cisco estimates that there will be 50 to 200 billion connected devices worldwide, and research firm IDC estimates $1.7 trillion in spending on IoT devices.

According to security reports, bad actors are aggressively looking for IoT vulnerabilities. And their efforts are already showing up. IoT botnets have been found in computers, smart TVs, baby monitors and household appliances. In one case, almost a thousand CCTV cameras distributed worldwide were found to be enslaved to an IoT botnet for launching DDoS attacks.

The main issue here is that the IoT is growing faster than security fixes. Networking appliances and other devices is still a relatively new concept so IoT products are often sold with old and unpatched embedded operating systems and software.

Another problem arises from the nature of networking where vulnerability can be found at any point in an end-to-end IoT service. That means the data that must travel between apps, data centers, gateways and devices can be attacked at any of those points or exposed along the way.

Experts in cybersecurity often recommend that organizations integrate IoT security processes in order to provide a holistic security user experience. These processes include:

  • Designing IoT security into a product’s functionality: Good product security builds on secure product design and implementation for user login, IoT device introduction and administration. These practices must be built into the product-development lifecycle and cannot be tacked on in the final stages before release.
  • Integrate an auditable IoT security mindset: This includesanalysis of the physical and information assets that the product handles, the risks to those assets and the threats that may realize the risks.
  • Implement IoT security processes in your company operations: Effective security operations prevent problems that can arise from interdependencies, such as the linkage between the product-development build system and the business IT system.

IoT Security Training Courses

Tonex offers a 2-day IoT Security Training course that discusses IoT protocols, potential risks, vulnerabilities, exploitation, data breaches, security framework and mitigation.

Other IoT courses include:

Why Choose Tonex?

–Presenting highly customized learning solutions is what we do. For over 30 years Tonex has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.

–Reasonably priced classes taught by the best trainers is the reason all kinds of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to government’s most important agencies return for updates in courses and hands-on workshops

–Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.

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