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IoT Security Tips to Safeguard from Cybercriminals

Enterprise Security Magazine | Tuesday, June 08, 2021

To protect against viruses that give cybercriminals access to the system and data, one will need protection on all of the devices. To secure the computers from a cyberattack, set up automatic antivirus updates.

FREMONT, CA: Connected devices can help the company grow, but anything connected to the Internet is vulnerable to cyberattacks. According to one survey, 55 percent of IT professionals rank IoT security as their top priority. Cybercriminals can exploit information at several points within an IoT ecosystem, from corporate servers to cloud storage. That is not to say one should abandon the work tablet in favor of a pen and paper. It simply means that they must prioritize IoT security. Here are several IoT security recommendations:

Keep an Eye on The Mobile Devices

At the end of each working day, make sure all electronic devices, such as laptops, are signed in and locked up. Data and details on tablets can be accessed and manipulated if they go missing. Using a strong access password or biometric to prevent unauthorized access to a missing or stolen computer. Use a security product that limits which applications are to be installed on the device, separate business and personal data, and wipe business data if the device is lost or stolen.

Implement Automatic Antivirus Updates

To protect against viruses that give cybercriminals access to the system and data, one will need protection on all of the devices. To secure the computers from a cyberattack, set up automatic antivirus updates.

Strong Login Credentials Should Be Required

Many people use the same username and password for all of their devices. While it is easier for people to recall, cybercriminals find it easier to hack. Make sure that each employee's username is unique and that strong passwords are needed. On new computers, constantly update the default password. Never use the same password on more than one computer.

Deploy End-To-End Encryption

When connected devices communicate with one another, data is transferred from one point to another. At any intersection, one must encrypt data. To put it another way, end-to-end encryption is needed to secure data as it passes from point A to B.

Ensure That System and Software Updates Are Available in Timely Manner

Always make sure that the vendor offers updates when purchasing a device and implement them as soon as they become eligible. As previously stated, use automated updates wherever possible.

Keep Track of The Device's Available Features

Check the devices' available features and switch off those not in use to reduce the number of possible attack targets.

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