Gartner Research

IoT Security Primer: Challenges and Emerging Practices

Published: 15 July 2018

ID: G00355851

Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team


Organizations use the Internet of Things (IoT) to create value, reduce costs, or streamline operations. While IoT devices create business opportunities, they also create information risks. We examine IoT security practices and summarize how CISOs currently define, manage, and prepare for IoT risks.

Table Of Contents


Current State of IoT Adoption

Clarifying IoT Risk and Information Security’s Role

Three Categories of IoT Risk

Factors That Influence Information Security’s Role in IoT Risk Management

Information Risk Management Challenges Posed by IoT Devices

Prepare for the Future: Emerging IoT Security Practices


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