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7 Best Practices For IoT Security

Along with tremendous opportunity, the Internet of Things brings enormous exposure to security risks. IT organizations must invest in a variety of security practices and resources to strengthen their protection.
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The Internet of Things, commonly known by the acronym IoT, describes the plethora of interconnected smart devices working simultaneously to sense and capture every possible notable activity on the planet today. IoT devices generate senseful data for the activities they track, and then store that data so that it can be retrieved and processed by other smart devices or humans. The advent of advanced platforms such as If-This-Than-That (IFTTT) has further opened cross-device engagement, from both a service provider perspective and an end-user perspective.

Due to huge potential benefits in automation and cost savings, IoT has gained traction with enterprises of every size. Organizations are planning to leverage IoT to harness business growth and innovation.

At the same time, however, IoT requires infrastructure and processes that can prevent exposure of critical business information or the mishandling of some critical task due to a false alarm. In the excitement of exploring the myriad ways to deploy IoT for profit, organizations can easily miss planning for the very basic security problems that can be associated with IoT devices.

Here we outline the top security practices an organization should consider when building out their IoT infrastructures.

 

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Mynet
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Mynet,
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12/9/2015 | 11:58:03 PM
Re: IoT security

"It is great to see public and private players working together towards a common goal. The IoT can provide a lot of benefits for health care if all the security concerns are systematically solved. And, similar benefits will be provided to the energy sector if funding is provided to research the connections and algorithms that enable energy production and storage. "

Brian, there is NO doubt that IoT or Sensor based network is going to change our life style and way of living. It can monitor all our day to day activities, analyze and can suggest for improvement; especially with respect to health system. As you mentioned, peoples has to worry only about the security & privacy issues; which has to be addressed before its going in a massive way.

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Brian.Dean,
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12/9/2015 | 6:56:40 PM
Re: IoT security
It is great to see public and private players working together towards a common goal. The IoT can provide a lot of benefits for health care if all the security concerns are systematically solved. And, similar benefits will be provided to the energy sector if funding is provided to research the connections and algorithms that enable energy production and storage. 
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MarciaNWC,
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12/9/2015 | 4:46:25 PM
IoT security
According to this report, the Department of Homeland Security is making IoT security a priority with a program designed to encourage integration of security in IoT designs.

 

 
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