Security strategies for businesses to employ for Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things botnet ‘Mirai’ has been discovered as the open-door for future assaults to come, which could be even more severe, as a leading security research report warns.
Mirai was found to power the largest DDoS attack ever, with a total of 620Gbps DDoS against KrebsOnSecurity.
With so much attention on IOT security here is a list of 5 ways businesses need to adapt to security strategies for IoT devices.
- Research devices
It may be seem like a basic step, but surprisingly it is one many forget to take. Many expect devices to have security implemented in them from the manufacturing stage so therefore; feel there may be no need for double-checking.
Whether security is implemented or not, it is a key implementation to understand the security that comes with the device, any relevant updates needed and so forth.
What type of security does the device have?
How long will the security last and how regularly should it be updated?
Is it password protected?
These and other questions are what should be considered when researching the security features of any device.