Over the last decade, we have witnessed the growth of IoT devices and connected technologies with smart homes, drones and autonomous bots reaching unprecedented numbers. As device manufacturers and IoT developers are striving to make everything smarter and more connected, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the opportunities created with these new developments. The burgeoning list of IoT devices is bringing data points into enterprise networks and making business more vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches. As a consequence, the security associated with it should not be underestimated by enterprises.
To prevent hackers from indulging in malicious activities that blend in with the legitimate data traffic, enterprises should deploy solutions that can evaluate all the data touch points of an application. At times, these events span days when an attacker tries to evade the defense gate of an enterprise. Hence, companies should deploy solutions that bring forth a 360-degree window to stop an attack before it leads to any serious damage.
For example, with a microservice-based architecture, enterprises can support cloud-security through discovering IoT threats in single, multi- or hybrid cloud datacenters. This simplifies the management of security and reduces the burden on IT teams by providing a consistent approach across multi-cloud and highly virtualized environments.
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By Ken Barnhart, Founder & CEO, The Occam Group, Ltd