Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have significantly impacted the business world, transforming how people work and interact. But these devices have become a mounting problem for organizations as cyber-criminals increasingly seek to exploit security vulnerabilities. Cyber-criminals can install malware or penetrate a company’s cyber defenses using internet of things attacks.
Threat & Vulnerability Management
When constructing an information technology (IT) and cybersecurity architecture, companies often focus on external cyberthreats. Attacks initiating from outside the company are significant threats, but insider threats can match or even surpass them.
Understanding the cybersecurity threat lifecycle basics can help companies and organizations manage their resources to prepare and plan for digital attacks and any aftermath they can cause. It helps reduce detection time to be more alert in preventing and responding to significant data breaches.
Cybercriminals and cybersecurity experts have been playing cat and mouse for decades. Every advance in cyber-defense technology is the result of commensurate advancements in hacking and other cybercrime methodology. This results in a seemingly endless variety of attack vectors to navigate.
The introduction of IoT networks has dramatically boosted the connectivity and output of many organizations.
This boost has caused an explosion in IoT devices, and IoT networks have become widespread across many business ecosystems. Coupled with the transition into industry 4.0, we can only expect this trend to continue, as the success of an industry 4.0 transition relies on the use of IoT devices and networks. The benefits of IoT adoption are clear. However we must not rush into widespread adoption without considering the security ramifications.
As the famous saying goes, nothing is certain, except death, taxes. And cyberattacks?
Cyberattacks and data loss are now a case of not if but when, and having an information security risk assessment will drastically delay and decrease an attack’s effectiveness.
According to one round up of cybercrime stats for 2020, phishing and cloud-based attacks are up over 600 percent. To leverage these (and other) attacks, hackers scan for any and all vulnerabilities to exploit. So, if you’re wondering how to prevent cyber attacks on businesses, a robust vulnerability management program should be one of the first places you start.
Smartphones, smartwatches, smart fridge, smart tv, but what about smart security? Organizations realize that IoT (internet of things) security is rapidly becoming the new frontier for their security ecosystem.
In today’s ever accelerating digital climate, cybersecurity risks grow in number and complexity by the day. Hackers outpace US firms’ cyberdefense efforts, necessitating constant vigilance. And attacks aren’t just launched by rag tag criminals; US intelligence agencies are working around the clock to identify and protect against organized attacks launched by foreign nationals. They’re also advising that every company create and maintain a vulnerability management policy.
For companies looking to shore up their cybersecurity, vulnerability management tools and practices are some of the most important areas to look into. Some of the more architectural pieces of your framework, like firewalls and network security, might seem like higher priorities. But vulnerability management is less an individual tool than a pervading process that makes all other cyberdefenses operate more effectively. It’s arguably the most important piece of all.