Device and operational security in the age of “connect everything”
Security officers are charged with enabling a “connect everything” mentality in today’s organizations, as companies rush to keep up with consumer demand for internet connected devices. Everything from cameras, sensors, thermostats, medical devices, and wearables can be connected to and managed from the internet.
Every day new devices come on the market, but few of them have built in antivirus, firewall, or endpoint protection. Some estimates say 40 billion IoT devices will be online by 2020. The rise in these questionably secure IoT devices is a boon to hackers, giving them additional attack vectors. Not only is security of the devices connected to company and manufacturer networks a concern, but vast repositories of valuable IoT data are also vulnerable.
Network perimeters are no longer defined by only an organization’s internal network, but have expanded over time to include all devices and vendors with access to this core network. Relying on perimeter defenses alone is inadequate to protect operational networks.
Internet of Things (IoT) Security: Cloaking Critical Systems
Armored Cloud provides security from the risks presented by IoT devices by cloaking critical systems within an organization’s network, essentially removing the attack surface. The Armored Cloud suite of solutions is seamless and invisible to the user, allowing them to enhance existing setups without disrupting established software and protocols.
By seamlessly isolating individual nodes and giving them only the corridors they need, critical infrastructure networks can be protected from IoT device connections. Even from within the network, hackers and bad actors are unable to see cloaked devices or understand how the cloaking works and how devices and infrastructure points are connected.
Free Trials and Demos for Qualified Organizations
Armored Cloud’s suite of solutions can be used to mitigate cyber threat risks to critical infrastructure in a variety of organizations, from energy companies to financial providers to healthcare. Please contact our team to find out how our solutions can best protect your organization from the inside out. Demos and free trials available to qualified companies. Call (877) 978-1688 or fill out the form on this page.