What is it?
IoT security emcompasses all of the tools, policies and practices needed to secure the deployment of potentially thousands of wireless and internet-connected devices.
The majority of IoT devices have limited processing capabilities — typically equivalent to what you may have found in a PC from a few decades ago. But despite their limited performance, their highly integrated connectivity opens up a wealth of business opportunities to create ‘smart’ infrastructure.
Unfortunately this same device, in the wrong hands, have also been transformed into a potent attack vector.
IoT security describes all the characteristics, processes and data that need to be understood and successfully implemented to guarantee end-to-end trusted integrity of digital services operating on these complex networks.
The security architecture for IoT needs to include a variety of hardware and software components employed by a multitude of device manufacturers. You also need your devices to operate in untrusted environments such as consumer homes and industrial workplaces, where attackers could get unfettered access to the connected devices.