The Internet of Things can open up significant time savings and convenience for both businesses and consumers through connectivity and data exchange. Still, with enhanced sharing comes an increased risk of IoT security vulnerabilities. As more IoT devices become standard in organizations and homes, more doors open for malicious actors to compromise systems and steal valuable data.
To protect themselves, companies and consumers must be aware of the inherent risk factors and the most effective mitigation strategies. Below, members of Forbes Technology Council share smart steps both users and builders of IoT technology can take to improve network and platform security.
- Beware Of Invisible Implants And Keep A Backup Device
Make sure that you do not rely only on L2 and up security. IoT devices can be exploited for use as an attack vehicle, so you need to make sure that you do not have any invisible implants or spoofing devices. You may also want to keep one device as a backup or “golden reference” in case things go wrong and you need to run through IR or forensics or recover from a physical ransomware attack. – Bentsi Benatar, Sepio.