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Don't Let Your IoT Projects Fail: Use the Right IoT Security Pattern to Protect Them

Published: 30 March 2017

ID: G00325538

Analyst(s): Earl Perkins


For security and risk management leaders, it's time to recognize that IoT projects have security risks and that they must do something about them today. This research provides best practices to identify the security controls and technology needed for the IoT pattern used for the project.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Employ IoT Implementation Designs to Identify Security Risks and Possible Matching Security Patterns While Accounting for Legacy Designs, Where Possible
  • Identify and Use Specific Components of an IoT Pattern Coupled With Risk Assessment to Determine the Best Security Controls to Include Into That Design
    • Step 1: Identify the Essential IoT Architectural Patterns Exhibited by Most IoT Projects Using Simple Pattern Components
    • Step 2: Identify the Matching Security Characteristics That Map to Each Pattern, Creating a Matching Security Pattern
    • Step 3: Apply Risk Assessment Principles to IoT Patterns to Determine Matching Security Controls From That Assessment
  • Create a Periodic IoT Pattern Review Process to Track Updates to IoT Implementations

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