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Science Fiction and Ancient Warfare Can Teach Lessons on Security for the IoT

Published: 13 November 2015

ID: G00290999

Analyst(s): John Girard, Greg Young


IT planners must develop security plans to maintain baseline defenses as Internet of Things devices infiltrate networks in large numbers. Evaluate the potential risks, even those that seem outlandish, and follow Gartner's recommended stepwise defense: harden, consolidate, segment and monitor.

Table Of Contents


  • Get Ready for Surprises
  • Prepare for Thing-to-Thing Combat
  • Adjust Your Defense Practices for the IoT
    • Hardening
    • Consolidation
    • Segmentation
    • Monitoring
    • Exclusion
  • Study Science Fiction to Gauge and Predict Potential IoT Threats
  • Study the Ancient History of Warfare to Gain Insights on Defense Against the IoT

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