How has the Internet of Things (IoT) impacted your business? Has it changed the workflow at your organization? Technological advancements have given us more flexibility than ever, but with those advancements comes a new threat to security.
Machines are now tied together digitally, communicating intelligently. We’re certainly well connected, but we’re also easily connected with outside machines that intend to pry into our systems and compromise our data. Cybersecurity vulnerabilities are being exploited daily, so what can you do to protect your organization?
IoT brings to the table more opportunities for attack than ever before. Hackers are quite adept at finding holes through which they can make their entrance, using any device connected to the network to get in, sometimes without a single alert popping up to let anyone at an organization know.
With the right IoT solutions implemented, you can be confident that your many devices are talking to each other – and not to malicious hackers. Be selective in your approach to implementation. For example, just because a device can be connected doesn’t mean it has to be.
Check your IoT devices to ensure they haven’t been compromised – and do this regularly. This task often has to be outsourced because it can take a lot of technical capacity to do it right. It might come at a cost, but it’s worth it in the end.
Something as simple as beefing up your password policy can dissuade hackers from getting in. The best passwords are randomly generated, which means an industrious hacker trying to guess at passwords based on what they glean from an employee’s social media content will not work because there is no personal connection to the person and the password.
Stay Away From Plug and Play
Universal plug and play might make it easier for quick configuration, but it’s also a delight for hackers. Disable this functionality and you will have a more labor-intensive job on your hands, but you’ll also be safer for it.
At eXemplify, we provide managed security solutions that keep our clients’ systems safe and secure, even if those systems are overburdened with devices connected to the internet. Contact us today and let’s discuss a security plan that will fit your organization perfectly.