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Prevent enterprise IoT security challenges with preparation

Introduction

The Internet of Things is imminent -- and so are the IoT security challenges it will inevitably bring. This guide to IoT security gathers together essential reading to get infosec pros up to speed on the emerging information security threats and the best means for thwarting them.

Among the issues this guide covers are IoT security basics and ways to devise an IoT security strategy. It also reviews the particular security challenges that the IoT era brings with it, reviewing such topics as how to maintain the privacy of personal information, like health data, and how the latest wearable IT devices may affect security.

Read this guide and you will get quickly up to speed on the challenges of, and the solutions to, Internet of Things security challenges.

1Basics-

IoT Basics

Just as other phenomena before it, the Internet of Things will surely bring its own set of flaws, threats and related security challenges. However, knowing what you're up against before running into problems will lessen the devastation of any negative effects.

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IoT security: More devices, more problems

Researchers demonstrate IoT security issues, from cars that can be hacked to hotel rooms that can be controlled. Continue Reading

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Seven risks to plan for

Learn about the top seven enterprise risks of IoT. Continue Reading

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IoT services help combat security concerns

IoT security concerns are becoming an enterprise reality. Learn how IoT services combat the risks. Continue Reading

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IoT security: Already a losing battle?

Security luminaries warn that IoT security issues are only just emerging, and the industry may already be behind. Continue Reading

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IoT security challenges: Hype or reality?

IoT has taken the industry by storm, but are its risks warranted? Continue Reading

2Risks-

Embedded system risks

IoT devices and embedded systems are at the core of IoT's popularity, but unfortunately security isn't. Learn about the risks of IoT and how to keep these IoT security challenges from undermining your enterprise.

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Pervasive sensing introduces more security challenges in the IoT age

Pervasive sensing is a relatively new concept, but its security risks aren't. Learn about this new trend and its security implications. Continue Reading

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Embedded systems expand, but security lags behind

IoT is expanding the definition of embedded system devices, but security isn't keeping up with the evolution. Continue Reading

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Wearable fitness devices: Is Big Brother far behind?

Wearable fitness devices can boost employee morale, but what are the implications if companies can track employee movement? Continue Reading

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Using EMM to manage and secure wearables

The enterprise mobility management market for wearable devices is in its infancy, but security pros can use existing EMM tools to manage wearables. Learn how. Continue Reading

3Strategy-

Security strategy

The key to IoT security is preparation. In this section, explore who's responsible for securing IoT and get help devising an IoT plan that will keep your company safe and sound.

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Avoid IoT security challenges with device discovery

Implementing an IoT device discovery process will not only help inventory endpoints, but also mitigate security risks. Continue Reading

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Crafting an IoT security strategy

Find out why securing IoT is challenging and how to avoid mistakes. Continue Reading

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IoT and the need for security and governance

While IoT is still in its infancy, an opportunity exists to build in new approaches to security, if enterprises start preparing now. Continue Reading

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Securing IoT: Networking essentials

Horror stories of hacked baby monitors and cars have plagued IoT in the consumer market. Do enterprises face the same risks? Continue Reading

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Who's responsible for IoT security?

Securing IoT is almost too big to think about. Find out who's responsible and how they'll do it. Continue Reading

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Avoiding IoT security challenges with network-based controls

Securing IoT is challenging. Here's a list of controls that you may have already implemented in your network. Continue Reading

4Privacy-

Maintaining privacy

When it comes to IoT, maintaining privacy is a major concern. Learn how your company -- and its employees -- can enjoy the benefits of IoT without putting privacy on the line.

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FTC says IoT privacy issues need urgent attention

To reap the rewards of IoT devices, infosec pros need to focus on privacy and not just security issues. Continue Reading

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How IoT security will affect health information

IoT security challenges are growing, especially for organizations that deal with health information. The FTC's IoT security report addresses these concerns and raises new ones. Continue Reading

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FTC takes hands-off approach to IoT security

A recent FTC report urged vendors to create IoT security and privacy controls as more IoT devices are connecting remotely to corporate networks. Continue Reading

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