The Internet of Things is a challenging ecosystem to cyber secure – the vulnerable devices have very limited, individual computational power and a wide range of operating systems and communication protocols. There are major hurdles to securing always-connected IoT devices and networks:
No standards – There is no security standard or group of standards for IoT devices and device interoperability
Limited on-board resources – IoT devices have limited on-board resources and can’t run traditional security tools
Centralized approach – IoT sensor systems are highly-centralized
Lots of them – According to Gartner, by the end of this year 6.4 billion “connected things” will be in use worldwide, and over 20 billion by 2020.
Consumer demand: Consumers and regulators alike demand secure systems and data protection. Government agencies from the EU to California have placed data security front and center.
The use of IoT networks as the basis for a large-scale cyberattack is just a matter of time and existing solutions simply don’t suit real-time device interactions.
The time for robust IoT cybersecurity is now.
Available as either a standalone product or as a seamlessly-embedded component in our partners’ platforms, software-based SigmaDots is ideally suited for IoT applications in a wide range of use cases, including: