From increasing the safety of roads, cars and homes, to fundamentally improving the way we manufacture and consume products, IoT solutions provide valuable data and insights that improve the way we work and live. Success depends on ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of IoT solutions and data while mitigating cybersecurity risks.
The benefits of IoT are undeniable; and yet, high-profile attacks, combined with uncertainty about security best practices and their associated costs are keeping many businesses from adopting the technology. In addition, end-users are wary of the consequences of IoT security breaches. In fact, recent research indicates that 90% of consumers lack confidence in IoT device security.
Trust is essential in order to realize the full potential of the IoT. Digital security must be designed into devices from the ground up and at all points in the ecosystem to prevent vulnerabilities in one part from jeopardizing the security of the whole.
As the global leader in digital security, Thales provides customers with the knowledge, solutions and services needed
to mitigate risk and trust in the power of the IoT.
Understanding IoT security risks
Modern IoT ecosystems are complex. Machines and objects in virtually any and every industry can be connected and configured to send data over cellular networks to cloud applications and backends.
Digital security risk is present at every step along the IoT journey and there is no shortage of hackers that would take advantage of a system's vulnerability. Unfortunately, diverse data type and computing power among IoT devices means there's
′one size fits all′ cybersecurity solution that can protect any IoT deployment.
The first step for any IoT business is to undergo a thorough security risk assessment that examines vulnerabilities in devices and network systems as well as in user and customer backend systems. Risk must be mitigated for the entire lifecycle of the deployment, especially as it scales and expands geographically. Thales experts guide customers through the process, helping them decide which security mechanisms should be implemented at each layer of the ecosystem.
Your guide to the key IoT Security Principles