4.3.1 Security strategy
The larger and more integrated the IoE solution, the more decentralised the network becomes. This allows for a greater number of access points into the network, which introduces a greater number of vulnerabilities. A significant number of the devices communicating across the IoE will be transmitting data from insecure locations, but those transmissions must be secure. However, securing an IoE solution can be difficult due to the large number of sensors, smart objects, and devices that are connected to the network. The potential harm caused by allowing unsecured devices to access an organisation’s network is a significant challenge for security professionals.
So how does an organisation or individual leverage the benefits of the IoE while managing risk? Take a look at Table 9.
Table 9 Security strategy
|Adaptable and real-time security||Secure and dynamic connections||Protecting customer and brand trust|
|Prepare to handle security as you grow by deploying adaptable and real-time security. As business evolves, adjust security levels to minimize risk.||Ensure that the right level of security is in place for all connections all the time. Advanced security measures and protocols help achieve regulatory and privacy compliance. All valuable assets including intellectual property, data, employees, and buildings are protected.||Reduce the impact and cost of security breaches with a seamless security strategy. Security breaches erode customer confidence and brand integrity. The security strategy must detect, confirm, mitigate, and remediate threats across the entire organisation.|