Strategies to Overcome the Unsolved IoT Security ChallengesBy CIOAdvisor Apac | Wednesday, April 10, 2019
IoT has developed into an important research topic where physical entities are interconnected through existing network topologies to ensure improved communication and reduced power consumption with high accuracy. With continuous digital transformation, the data collected with mutual communication have increased to recognize external occurrences and thus act without any human interference.
The deployment of cloud-based technologies can resolve these limitations caused by large data. By building cloud-enabled devices, the attackers have developed multiple vectors for inadequate authentication, hacking, and account encryption to gain control over cloud platforms. In addition, implementing outdated password policies and granular permissions enables attackers to gain easy control of user-authenticated data.
In today's interconnected world, data security and privacy are the two main threats. Many technology companies produce, store, transmit and process large amounts of Internet of Things data. If the data is shared among various teams or externally, data privacy and safety rules should be established. Secure disposal should be made of cached or no longer requested data. Companies can use digital signatures to secure their data and sensitive information. Blockchain helps to distribute IoT data and also provides delicate information integrity efficiently.
Numbers of devices use unencrypted network services. Most devices could not encrypt data even if devices have internet connections. They should encrypt the transport if data transformation is encrypted between two devices. The overcoming of security concerns will be very important.
The increasing impact of rogue connected devices is secretly concealed within the company, which reduces the network every day. The best examples of rogue IoT devices are Raspberry Pi or Wi-Fi Pineapple. One of them can be used by an attacker and other devices connected to a rogue device. Financial institutions and other companies also provide these other devices.
The IoT has become a major business driver, providing remote accessibility, real-time data, device integration, control, statistical and data analysis, on-the-go communications, location and tracking, encryption and, security. The adoption and implementation of IoT-based solutions have few challenges, but the future is promising. Implementing a secure framework with a two-way firewall helps to reduce hacker safety threats and data theft. In addition, the integration of vulnerability scanners with authentication protocol during data transfer permits high-end security for users at both the transmission and the receiving end.
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