Mark Benson featured in The Security Ledger: Four Factors to Address in IoT Security
by Exosite, on April 6, 2016
As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow in use across a widening range of industries, security is becoming a major concern. In a recent article for The Security Ledger, Exosite's CTO Mark Benson addresses this topic and identifies four important factors to consider and address when developing an IoT strategy. In his article "What Makes IoT Security So Hard?," Benson identifies these four factors as:
- Pervasive Physical Access
- Resource-Constrained Systems
- Complex Deployment Topologies
- Inadequate Organizational Capabilities
Although IoT security is challenging, organizations that are willing to embrace change and face the challenges head on can take advantage of the IoT opportunity: "Without question, there will be more high-profile IoT security breaches in the coming years," Benson writes. "Manufacturers willing to embrace and tackle security challenges in depth, and close the organizational skill gap necessary to execute effectively, are positioned well to turn security risks into a strategic competitive advantage.
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