The use of enterprise IoT is increasing at a fast pace and is expected to reach USD 58 billion by 2023. However, these devices represent an uncontrolled risk that the majority of organizations do not have visibility into
FREMONT, CA: The next generation IoT has changed into mission-critical enterprise- wide services that leverage edge computing and modern hybrid architectures. This new model requires a high level of uptime and improved security measures.
The security challenges of enterprise IoT is not just the devices itself but the service layer they are a part of. There is no visibility in both known and rouge IoT devices connecting to the networks. Another reason is, not all IoT devices were designed with security in mind and thus contain clear-text passwords and implemented without encrypted communications. Furthermore, IoT and security teams seldom collaborate on IoT strategy and deployment to provide effective security. It is essential that both teams need to work together to ensure continuous operational visibility and situational awareness of IoT infrastructure.
Analysts need context to be able to understand in seconds whether detection is valid or not, as well as be able to prosecute investigations if the detection is legitimate rapidly.
By leveraging the real-time visibility afforded by the network, organizations gain service-layer discovery and detection for IoT devices along with global intelligence across the entire attack surface.
Advanced Behavioral and ML-Driven Detections
When assessing potential solutions for IoT security, look for behavioral analysis, and advanced machine learning that complement rule-based detection.
It is not a matter of if a security attack will happen, but when, and it applies to IoT as well. Traditional security methods are not only blind to IoT threats but also provide a minimal investigative workflow to the scope and respond to an event.
Visibility of IoT with Zero Disruptions
Traditional network and endpoint security solutions are not enough to address the dynamic IoT security challenges as they lack proper visibility, situational awareness, and data analytics to detect and correlate events. Attackers are exploiting enterprise IoT devices as an easy platform to penetrate enterprise security defenses.
Most IoT security applications address the problem by adding another point solution to the security solution by creating more alerts and noise for SOC teams to manage and respond to on a day-to-day basis.
Security and IT operations teams need a continuous and comprehensive view of IoT devices and services across their environment to quickly gain visibility without deploying agents, impacting operations, or disrupting IoT services. They should continuously discover and classify IoT devices and services for an always up-to-date view of IoT infrastructure and implement profile IoT devices and services to deliver a complete picture of how devices act, interact, and communicate across the environment.
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