The IoT arises from the possibility of connecting all types of devices to a network to collect data and analyze them. It is precisely this ability to open to the network what makes the devices somewhat vulnerable, as they become accessible remotely.
With the rise of the digital transformation, more and more companies have connected devices to maximize their operations. And with that, the annual number of attacks on IoT devices that occur picks. For this reason, security measures in IoT are becoming increasingly important. IoT security should be a starting point within the company’s policy. This entails protecting both devices and networks, understanding security policies, threats and vulnerabilities and implementing policies to respond to them. Also, in the era of the GDPR, all of this is even more relevant.
For proper implementation of IoT security, it is essential that it is part of all the processes of the company, from the moment in which the solution is designed until it is placed in the market. Although IoT Security shouldn’t just stay there, it will also be necessary to educate consumers in cybersecurity, inform them of measures they should take, etc. If you want your products and your solutions to be secure, we will have to carry out a series of measures, among which are:
As you can see, the fact of not having a clear security policy in place in our companies can cause a real disaster, and with that, large monetary losses. Once again, we insist on the need to train employees in IoT security and cybersecurity. This is essential in order to avoid chain attacks for devices that are connected to our business network. And this is even more important when we focus on the industrial sector, in which the number of devices connected to the network multiply, and the information that is transmitted between them can be really sensitive. And as more and more companies embody digitalization and immerse themselves in this Industrial Revolution that we have called «Industry 4.0», we can say without fear that security in IoT is not only a «hot topic» but an essential in any corporate strategy. At Barbara IoT, convinced of all of this, all our employees receive periodic training in cybersecurity, to ensure that they do not become the weakest link. In addition, security in IoT is part of our value proposition:
Do not stay behind, and start securing your IoT applications with us!
Article written by Cristina Marcos, Marketing Manager at Barbara IoT.
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