How to Secure the Enterprise Against the Internet of Things Onslaught

Published: 14 December 2018 ID: G00343687

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The proliferation of IoT endpoints in the enterprise presents technical professionals with a unique and rapidly developing security challenge. Here, we explore techniques to protect not only the IoT endpoints themselves, but also the rest of the environment from the threats they may pose.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • The Three Tiers of IoT Security
      • Device Cataloging
      • Network Segmentation
      • Network Traffic Analysis
    • Additional Considerations and Pitfalls
      • Patch Management
      • Standards and Policy Frameworks for the Internet of Things
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Guidance
    • IoT Endpoints Are Just Plain Different, and Can’t Be Protected Like Other Endpoints
    • Some Manual Processes Will Be Necessary — Plan for Them!
      • Patch Management
  • The Details
    • IoT Security Vendor Profiles
      • Cisco Stealthwatch
      • Extreme Networks
      • ForeScout
      • Fortinet
      • iboss
      • Nozomi Networks
      • Tempered Networks
      • Vectra
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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