Any system that can be connected has the ability to be compromised. Unfortunately, as we move toward more and more systems becoming connected into the Internet of Things, the more vulnerable it can become. The recent breach at Target department store’s system is one of the high-profile examples of this. Yet the Internet of Things continues to grow and will not fade away. Since we are going to live with it, we must then secure it.
In order to properly keep IoT secure, security must expect imperfect users and educate them on issues such as the mis-installation of software and weak passwords. Cybersecurity must also walk through as many possibilities they can think of when making any changes in order to plug holes in the plan before they start. Lastly, companies need to audit their IoT network traffic and infrastructure to see where protection points are need, where does most traffic travel, and see where all the data flows and is stored. This can help find additional weak points and needs in your system. These are just some of the preventative measures that need to be taken as the Internet of Things continues to thrive. For a full article on this topic, click here:: The Internet of Things: 3 Security Requirements