Internet of Things (IoT)

The IoT is simply the idea of a network of connected smart devices. There is a huge diversity of things that could be considered a smart device: fitness bands, nanny cameras, dashcams, doorbells, door locks, TVs, lightbulbs, mirrors, coffee makers, pet feeders, personal medical actuators, home appliance sensors, transportation actuators, and weather sensors to name just few.  These devices work together and can be controlled remotely. What makes a device part of the IoT is that it is a physical object, is connected to and interacts with a network of some type and can transmit data that it is collecting.

Securing the IoT

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a paper “Strategic Principles for Securing the Internet of Things“.  We strongly believe in what they are saying because they are grounded in common sense principles (blocking and tackling) that are required in securing many other types of devices we already use like desktops, laptops, wireless devices and smartphones.  The tenets proposed by the DHS are:

  • Incorporate Security at the Design Phase
  • Promote Security Updates and Vulnerability Management
  • Build on Recognized Security Practices
  • Prioritize Security Measures According to Potential Impact
  • Promote Transparency across IoT
  • Connect Carefully and Deliberately

SystemExperts has the skills to help you work through these principles for IoT plans and deployments.

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