Securing the Internet of Things - Trusted Connected Devices
While the Internet of Things (IoT) brings numerous benefits and opportunities, it also introduces many unique security challenges. While diversity can provide customers with a huge selection of devices, it is also one of the factors contributing to the fragmentation of the IoT and comes with many security risks.
Security solutions for IoT entail protecting internet devices and the networks they connect to from online threats and breaches. IoT can be almost any device that connects to the internet - from connected vehicles and manufacturing equipment to wearable technology, connected healthcare monitors, precision agricultural equipment, and home security.
The immense volume and diversity of 'things' that comprise the IoT lead to a vast quantity of user data being generated and stored. This data has the potential to be stolen or hacked by cybercriminals. Dealing with the consequences can be even more devastating. Cyberattacks on IoT ecosystems could result in unpredictable outcomes because they are more likely to have physical consequences, such as safety risks, financial loss, privacy violations, and damage to reputation and trust.
The diversity in IoT devices makes the IoT’s scope extremely broad and in turn, security can be challenging. To avoid vulnerabilities in one component jeopardizing the security of the entire system, digital security must be built into IoT devices at the manufacturing level and at every stage in the ecosystem.
To address these challenges, organizations need to implement a comprehensive IoT security solution strategy that provides adequate levels of security which include secure supply chains, device identity management, data and cloud security, and secure digital identities for parts and components.
Utimaco provides comprehensive IoT security solutions to suit the unique requirements of IoT environments.