High-securityWhat type of data are you collecting? What are the consequences if the data fell into the wrong hands?
Security is key
Security is a key component in every IoT project and should be built into the design and development process from day one. No matter how small or noncritical an IoT sensor or device may seem, it’s important to remember that most devices and sensors are connected to your network.
If someone gains access to a seemingly benign sensor that doesn’t control anything critical in your organization, the attacker can use that access to get into your entire network. And that is something we all need to be concerned about. Security should be a #1 priority at all stages of design and development and throughout the product life cycle.
There, are, however, certain instances in which security requires even more attention. This is where security and data privacy often intersect. Your IoT system may be capturing, storing, and analyzing confidential customer information, financial data, or other information subject to strict privacy rules and regulations. You may be required to adhere to GDPR, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, or a host of other consumer protection and privacy regulations. Failure to comply can result in hefty fines and reputational damage.
We build highly secure systems
We have deep experience in helping clients build highly secure systems that protect data privacy. This means that attackers cannot gain access to IoT devices, sensors, or your network. It also means that only authorized personnel can access sensitive data. The data must be encrypted at rest (where it is stored on the device) and in transit (while it is being sent to the cloud for processing).
How We Help
Certain industries tend to fall into this highly regulated category, such as:
However, we caution every business to pay the proper attention to security and privacy. Even seemingly “innocent” data can end up putting your business at risk. Temperature readings and other data captured by sensors may very well provide competitors with information about your products or services that can be used to gain a competitive advantage or to ascertain how well your business is performing overall. Any type of business process information should be treated as sensitive and is worth the time and effort to protect and encrypt.
We urge all companies across all industries to treat every IoT system, application, and device as a high-security issue. We can help you take the necessary precautions to make sure your network and data are secure.