IoT, or the Internet of Things, is a broad term that encompasses the infusion of tech into almost every facet of today’s world. From mundane household tasks accomplished with a few taps on a smart phone, to lifesaving technology in the medical field, IoT is expanding into everything around us and begs the question, how secure are these devices?
With IoT now an integrated part of the infrastructure in our daily lives, IoT endpoints are new points of vulnerability. Convenient constantly connected devices are a new opportunity for cybercriminals.
While hacking into our smart home thermostats could be a little more than a nuisance, targeting smart medical devices is another story. Threat actors gain access to systems with sensitive and critical information, and exploiting Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) could affect life or death decisions.
So, what should you consider to keep IoT endpoints safe?
Start by segmenting the IoT endpoints and knowing where each endpoint and vulnerability lies is the first step in securing the growing network of IoT devices in today’s world. By having this strong security and policy management, vulnerabilities can be mitigated.
To read more about the importance of IoT security policy check out this article by IoT Agenda.