Million devices connected to the Internet will cause many data transfer among devices. Security is a main problem when it comes to connected devices. Era of Internet of Things also changes the way we do business.
Here are ways to secure your Internet of Things:
1. Update Network Access Policy
Organisations must update their network access policy to address attack of IoT devices
The report suggests that IT organisations will have issues identifying these devices and characterising them as part of current network access policy. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders need to update their network access policy in order to combat the onslaught of IoT devices.
“Having embraced a bring-your-own-device strategy, organisations must now get employee devices on the enterprise network and start addressing the 21 billion IoT devices that we project will want access to the enterprise network,” said Tim Zimmermann, research vice president at Gartner.
2. Use Established Bandwidth
Many IoT devices will use the established bandwidth of the enterprise network provided by the IT organisation.
It is necessary, according to the report, for IT departments to communicate and collaborate with all areas of the business in order to identify all devices and projects connected to the enterprise infrastructure and attaching to the network.
After identifying all the devices IT should create or modify the network access policy in line with an enterprise policy enforcement strategy. This strategy can determine how these devices will be connected.
3. Virtual Segmentation
Virtual segmentation can separate IoT devices for functionality, but also security.
For example, you wouldn’t “have connected vending machines accessible to the same part of the network as employee records”, according to Steve Mulhearn, enhanced technologies UK & Ireland AT, Fortinet. In time segmentation will allow IT, or network architects, to prioritise IoT traffic, so the most important information is given a higher priority.
The IoT can bring tremendous insight to businesses, along with a whole lot more, but the real challenge will be to identify, manage, and secure all the information being transmitted.