GCN: Protecting Critical Internet Infrastructure From IoT Device Risks
Posted by Pete Burke | December 11, 2018
As the infiltration of internet-connected devices into nearly every aspect of daily life continues to expand, so do the vulnerabilities and security risks they create for their operational networks. That includes the devices and networks used by federal agencies that ensure the security of the government’s critical infrastructure.
The internet of things is at once an immensely useful innovation and a significant security threat. With the sheer number of devices connected to networks — which is growing by the day — there are many possible entry points for potential hazards. One weakness in the security chain could pose a vulnerability to the entire system and open an opportunity for exploitation.
Protecting IoT devices from hackers requires endpoint defense, setting standards, and more precautions. Our Security Practice Team Lead, Pete Burke, shares some tips on how to protect our internet infrastructure in his latest article for GCN.
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