IoT software security is usually the last thought for any cybersecurity team, which can put businesses at significant risk. With a little planning, however, you can close the security gap for your IoT systems and increase your security situation across your entire IoT fleet.
IoT security depends on multiple layers of protection, including hardware, firmware, and the application layer. Even after organizations have secured their physical devices and enabled basic IoT security measures, the software remains vulnerable.
The challenge of securing IoT software
IoT software poses unique security challenges because of the number of devices on a network, the functions they perform, their network connections, and the company’s current security strategy. The software often connects to the Internet via gateways, which makes security at every transfer point crucial.
The way existing network monitoring systems collect and present data makes it difficult to gain insight into the IoT …