Too often, chief security officers (CSOs) look at their role through two separate lenses: physical security and cybersecurity. But if you silo an organization’s cybersecurity and physical security, it only creates more risk.
How can automated verification and service assurance solutions help to ensure the integrity of a physical security system and allow organizations to move from a reactive security approach to an efficient, proactive approach to physical security?
To help you and your organization plan and implement an improved cyber hygiene program, we now present a framework for full IoT device defensibility in real world deployments at scale. This framework represents current state-of-the-art best practices for protecting IoT devices, and can form the backbone of your assessment, evaluation, and improvement plans. Follow the steps below to strengthen your network defenses.
In part 1 of this series, we covered why Distributed Internet of Things devices are attractive and vulnerable targets for cyber criminals and hackers. Now we turn our attention to strategies for protecting these devices, which in turn, helps to protect your entire network.
The nature of IIoT devices and infrastructure makes them high-value cyber targets. This is because they are relatively easy to compromise and are often connected to internal networks with high-value content with links to other networks. Moreover, IIoT devices rarely have direct user interaction, and this unattended nature means that many types of device compromise are likely to go unnoticed and undetected – particularly when the malware does not disrupt the device’s primary functionality. Here are a dozen reasons why intelligent IIoT devices are attractive targets for hackers.
What is an insider threat? Security professionals know that insider threats, by their nature, are a broad-based threat and, more than ever before, can be extremely difficult to defend against. In this article, we will briefly discuss the possible risks, as well as some options for building up your defenses.
We have been hearing about the “convergence” of physical and cyber security for years, but even today there are still debates about whether it has happened yet (spoiler alert: it hasn’t). Part of the challenge might be that the word convergence itself can apply to more than one kind of activity – for example, some believe it applies to the linkages or integration of IT and security systems, while others believe it applies to IT and security organizational structures and teams.