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IoT Security

    Building trust in connected devices with powerful IoT security solutions

    IoT security is the practice that keeps your IoT systems safe. IoT security tools protect from threats and breaches, identify and monitor risks and can help fix vulnerabilities.

    IoT security ensures the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of your IoT solution.

    For many manufacturing companies, implementing IIoT has proven to be so beneficial that it's actually comparable to a full-fledged industrial revolution.

    Despite the challenges, companies have no choice but to embrace industrial IoT — otherwise, the risks of being driven out of business are just too high. However, transitioning to smart enterprise implies paying close attention to industrial IoT security. Overlooking IoT security challenges may stall company operations in general and negate the positive digital transformation effects.

    In the age of digitized everything, security breaches and hacker attacks are no longer even newsworthy. The spread of cloud services and the advent of the Internet of Things have urged enterprises to enhance security and rethink their company policies.

    An IIoT network needs an advanced security system: not only to ensure a non-disruptive smart factory workflow, protect employees and assets, but also to secure business-critical information from competitors.

  • The typical IIoT security threats include the following:

    • Device hijacking:
    • This threat is usually hard to detect. A device will appear to be working in its usual fashion, but in reality, it is being controlled by hackers and is used to infect other devices. For example, a hijacked smart meter can infect other smart meters and eventually enable hackers to take control of an entire enterprise energy management system.

    • DDoS attacks:
    • The acronym stands for "distributed denial of service attack," i.e. an attack coming from multiple sources and blocking end-users from accessing the system. Needless to say, such IoT security breaches in an enterprise environment are some of the most harmful.

    • PDoS attacks:
    • This type of attack damages the target devices permanently and is potentially capable of creating major disruptions to an entire enterprise workflow. Interrupting production, damaged equipment, and defective products are some of the undesired outcomes of PDoS attacks.

    • Man-in-the-middle:
    • These types of attacks are inflicted by humans. The attacker may damage one of the elements of the IoT infrastructure or interrupt communication between the two systems. The damaged system can further impact other devices or systems, thus leading to a domino effect and serious physical damages.

  • For Enterprises

      Secure smart building and smart office devices to prevent corporate spying and disruption to business operations.

      While connecting Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices to your corporate network delivers clear benefits, it also exposes you to new cyber threats.

      From IP cameras and smart elevators to routers and HVAC systems, IoT devices are inherently vulnerable and easy to hack. Furthermore, many of them are shadow unmanaged devices (connected to your network without anyone’s knowledge).

      It is time to secure IoT the same way we secure IT systems.

  • For Healthcare

      Secure any connected device to ensure patient safety and ongoing healthcare services connecting IoT and medical devices to the clinical network improves hospitals’ efficiency and quality of service. However, it also exposes them to new cyber threats.

      From infusion pumps, patient monitors, and MRI machines to clinical refrigerators and even wheelchairs, many connected devices run on unpatched software, are misconfigured, or use unsecured communication protocols. These flaws increase the risk of a successful cyber-attack, where critical devices can be shut down, damaged, manipulated, or used to infect other systems on the network. These cyber-attacks are mainly to steal patient data (PHI), or to launch ransomware attacks.

      Clearly, it is time to act.

  • For Industries

      Secure Operational Technology (OT) to ensure the safety and integrity of industrial operations. The increasing connectivity of industrial control systems (ICS) to the internet and the convergence of OT and IT networks introduces a growing attack surface to industrial manufacturing and critical infrastructure facilities.