The Internet of Things, or IoT, creates a rash of new security problems throughout your business. Without proper handling, the IoT can cause you to significantly increase the volume of traffic moving through your network and raise the number of potential security holes across your business. Fortunately, you can act to secure the IoT in your business and improve your overall security.
Cyber attacks are a real risk for any business and their potential impact is only widening. With an increasing number of businesses relying heavily on technology for record-keeping, financial transactions, and other vital parts of the work day, it’s possible for a cyber attack to decimate a business. As a result, it’s more critical than ever to understand the potential cyber security threats to your business and how to manage them.
IoT, as with every new technology, holds true the dichotomy between enthusiastic adoption and reasonable caution. There are inherent weaknesses to any system, and new tech such as IoT pose a higher cyber security risk while its vulnerabilities are still in discovery.
When you’ve experienced an insider breach, your first thought is that you don’t want to have to reveal it. In many cases, you may fear that revealing the breach may cause you to lose business, upset customers, and cause future security problems for your business. The reality, however, is that it’s increasingly important for your business to report insider breaches caused by members of your team, whether inadvertently or deliberately.
In a tech company, there are two major categories of IT tasks. Those that develop and improve your product, and those that support normal company processes like the Network Operations Center (NOC) and help desk services.
IT professionals have long understood the importance of data. Now, CEOs and executives are beginning to understand that it is an asset and must be properly managed and protected. Companies are investing time and resources in the tools, skills and infrastructure needed to store and manage data properly.
We are all connected. More than ever before, with IoT, smart phones and all forms of internet communication. What infects one device can easily spread to all. Connectivity can be good, but it also opens up risks and raises cyber security concerns.