21-01-2020
2 min. read
Julia Weijs

[Infographic] 9 Security Areas to Minimise the Threats of IoT

These topics help you protect your factory and industrial equipment from the dangers of IoT

Poor security, easy-to-guess passwords and a lack of software updates: these are just a few of the things that can stand in the way of properly securing your Internet of Things solutions. Unfortunately, statistics show that they are not just theoretical dangers. Enough reasons for us to identify the nine largest security risks for Industrial IoT.

In this infographic, we list nine security areas you need to consider when connecting your Industrial IoT equipment to the internet. Use it to your advantage.

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9 Security Areas to Minimise the Threats of IoT 

  1. A firewall protects you from unwanted network traffic. Firewalls are simple applications filtering internet traffic based on source IP, destination port or packet content.
  2. Encryption masks confidential information from prying eyes. Encryption is the mathematical process of protecting information in a way that only authorized parties can access it and read the contents.
  3. Having a back-up allows you to restore your data if something goes wrong. Not having back-ups means your data will be lost forever.
  4. Monitoring is determining how healthy your systems are. Monitoring is keeping an eye on your systems. This way you know what is happening on your servers and in your networks.
  5. Software updates fix vulnerabilities. Updating your software will protect you from the latest threats and provide you with the latest features.
  6. Access rights allow you to control who has access to what resources. That way everyone only has access to the resources they strictly need to do their job.
  7. People are the weakest link in security. They are often unaware of the security impact of their actions. So they need to be educated.
  8. Data integrity aims to prevent unintentional changes to data. Data integrity is the maintenance, assurance of the accuracy and consistency of data over its entire life-cycle.
  9. Vulnerability testing identifies flaws in your software configuration. Vulnerability testing is a process that detects and classifies security loopholes.

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