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Network Segmentation in the Age of the IoT

Network Segmentation in the Age of the IoT

In-brief: Segmentation is a well established approach to securing your data and IT assets. But have you assessed your approach to segmentation in light of new technologies and business models? Scott Harrell of Cisco’s Security Business Group, writes with some pointers on adapting segmentation to the demands of the Internet of Things. 

The Internet of Things will challenge enterprises to adapt current security practices to account for connected devices.

Securing Networks in the Internet of Things Era | Help Net

Cricket Liu, the CIO of Infoblox has an interesting editorial over at Help Net Security today that looks at the challenge of securing the Internet of Things. Among other things, he reveals the results of a commissioned survey of 400 network professionals in the UK and US that revealed  that 78 percent already have precursor IoT devices on their networks – including badge readers, networked cash registers, vending machines and so on. Seventy three percent of those surveyed acknowledged using connected surveillance gear like CCTV on their networks. That shouldn’t be surprising. What is surprising is that a strong majority of respondents – 63 percent – also saw those devices and IoT in general as a threat to network security. So: IoT adoption is gaining speed, and worries about IoT security are gaining traction. The survey suggests that few IT organisations have deployed IoT-specific infrastructure, such as dedicated networks for IoT devices or management […]