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How to Secure Customer Identities in the Era of Data Breaches and the Internet of Things
Whether managed in-house or in tandem with external agencies, an IoT device security strategy that considers the safety and security needs of a user, device and network holistically will produce a secure platform that promotes user connectivity.
Feb 07, 2018—
Data breaches have been the topic du jour in recent years: Equifax, LinkedIn, MySpace, Yahoo!, the Democratic National Convention and Yahoo!—again. More specifically, we have seen the proliferation of the publication of those data breaches, and any such breaches mean big risks for a brand's reputation and bottom line. This has led everyone to start double-checking the methods by which they manage their user data storage, their devices and the networks on which those devices exchange critical information. And with the Internet of Things (IoT) upon us, not only are brands tasked with guarding against more breaches, but they must secure many more access points than ever before.
In fact, the attack surface isn't getting any smaller. Last year, GlobalWebIndex estimated that there are now 3.64 connected devices per person in the marketplace. According to Intel, there will be more than 200 billion connected devices and sensors by 2020. Given that the population is expected to grow to 7.58 billion, that's more than 26 connected devices for every person living on Earth—more than seven times the number that exist today.
While an effective security strategy can be established in-house, managed security could be an appealing option for organizations that lack the expertise, given the potential risk and scale of these IoT vulnerabilities. So, what goes into an effective managed security strategy?
Firewalls, Monitoring and Penetration Testing
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