Organisations must control access and manage identities to secure IoT

IoT Now Magazine | August 10, 2017

Organisations must control access and manage identities to secure IoT
Identity and access management (IAM) is now recognised as a capability that providers of Internet of Things (IoT) services need to address if they are to offer secure services. After all, finds George Malim, if you can’t control access to a device or service, you can’t secure it. The recent spate of cyberattacks and malware have heightened organisations’ awareness of the need for security in IoT and good work is now being done in encryption and rolling out standard IT security practices to IoT. However, the enormous attack surface and the number of points of vulnerability at which networks and services can be accessed makes the challenge harder to understand and the threats harder to identify. A foundational element to IoT security should be assuring the identity of devices and users and securing access to systems. These fundamental requirements are covered by the IAM discipline.

Spotlight

To serve the constant demand for fuel and oil all over the globe, the petroleum supply chain hums 24 hours a day. The equipment involved in mining, moving, refining and selling it is expensive and rugged, and comes from hundreds of manufacturers. Enhanced by the Internet of Things (IoT), Rockwell Au


Other News
PLATFORMS

IoT Pioneer Wiliot Secures $200 Million Investment Round Led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

Wiliot | July 28, 2021

Wiliot, a Sensing as a Service and Internet of Things (IoT) technology pioneer whose self-powered, the stamp-sized computer is redefining the connection between manufacturers and their goods, said today that it had secured $200 million in a Series C financing round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. Wiliot has developed a platform on Wiliot IoT Pixels and the Wiliot Cloud. Wiliot IoT Pixels are tiny, low-cost, self-powered tags that attach to any product or packaging to sense various physical and environmental data, which is then fed into the Wiliot Cloud, where machine learning algorithms translate data into actionable insights for businesses in a variety of industries. In additi...

Read More

SECURITY

Optus and Akamai Collaborate to Improve Enterprise IoT Security

Optus, Akamai Technologies | July 23, 2021

Optus collaborated with Akamai Technologies to provide a self-service IoT platform that provides enterprises with secure internet and VPN systems to ease application and device management. According to the operator, IoTFlex is based on Akamai’s Intelligent Edge platform and includes private network and IoT deployment to reduce time to market operating costs and increasing efficiency. Deon Liebenberg, VP of product innovation at Optus Enterprise, said that seamless connectivity is essential for organizations deploying IoT projects and added: “with the proliferation of IoT and 5G devices available, security is paramount for enterprises.” <...

Read More

INDUSTRIAL IOT

KORE ConnectivityPro Named the 2021 IoT Evolution Product of the Year

Crossfire Media, TMC, KORE | July 20, 2021

KORE, a global leader in the Internet of Things Solutions and global IoT Connectivity-as-a-Service, announced today that its ConnectivityPro solution won the 2021 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award program, which TMC collaborates with Crossfire Media sponsors. The award honors the most innovative and best-in-class products and solutions that power the Internet of Things (IoT). As selected by the IoT Evolution World magazine editors, nominated solutions must have been ready for deployment within the previous twelve months. ConnectivityPro stands apart in the industry because it is a single platform that KORE's clients use to manage their global IoT Conne...

Read More

ENTERPRISE IOT

Cloudleaf and Adapt Ideations Collaborate for Innovative IoT Asset Monitoring

Cloudleaf, Adapt Ideations | July 15, 2021

Cloudleaf, Inc. and Adapt Ideations are delighted to announce their technology collaboration as part of the ongoing development of Cloudleaf's supply chain ecosystem. Cloudleaf is a SaaS digital intelligence platform that uses IoT and digital twin technologies to provide improved solutions that enable global end-to-end supply chain visibility. Adapt Ideations is a leading asset intelligence management system that creates monitoring solutions for high-value and temperature-sensitive assets across the worldwide supply chain. Cloudleaf and Adapt Ideations are collaborating to enable organizations to monitor their assets using Adapt Ideations' innovative hardware solutions...

Read More

Spotlight

To serve the constant demand for fuel and oil all over the globe, the petroleum supply chain hums 24 hours a day. The equipment involved in mining, moving, refining and selling it is expensive and rugged, and comes from hundreds of manufacturers. Enhanced by the Internet of Things (IoT), Rockwell Au

Resources

Events