A Security Fabric for the Internet of Things

ANAND OSWAL | June 26, 2018

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Do you know what is connected to your network right now? If you don’t, your network is vulnerable to attacks you might never see coming. You can’t protect what you don’t know exists. You’re in good company if you’re mistaken about what’s connecting to your network. Cisco’s 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report found a large discrepancy between the number of IoT devices that IT managers thought were on their networks, and the actual quantities. For example, government IT underestimated IoT connected devices by 12%, healthcare by 33%, technology by 43%, and finance by 50%. How did we get this so wrong? Shadow IT gets some of the blame. Individuals, acting on their own or their departments’ interests, purchase devices that they connect to corporate networks without giving IT the opportunity to manage, or even enumerate them. Yet these devices and apps may be able to freely connect to sensitive enterprise resources as well as the open internet. That’s a dangerous network security vulnerability.

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