Internet of Things (IoT) Security Services Internet-connected Devices Create New Levels of Efficiency and Productivity — but They Must be Protected Against Attack IoT Overview IoT Challenges IoT Services Why Optiv Contact Us Identify, Secure and Monitor Your IoT Devices As organizations modernize their systems, IoT devices have quickly become critical components for creating competitive advantages. Their addition to IT environments allows companies to create and use better data sets—allowing them to manage technology better, create operational efficiencies, increase output, reduce costs, and eliminate downtime. Using Optiv’s IoT security services, you’ll better manage and protect all the IoT devices in your environment. You’ll gain new levels of visibility into IoT devices and data traffic so you can greatly reduce the risk of malware and targeted attacks and security incidents that can lead to stalled production, financial losses, or even theft of critical IP. What is IoT Security? Internet of things (IoT) security is the method of protection used to secure internet-connected or network-based devices. Defining what IoT technology is changes constantly – things like thermostats, doorbell cameras, smart speakers, wearables and video game consoles, to name a few. Nearly all of these have the ability to interact with other devices, the internet, or both in some way. Because IoT is so broad, IoT security even larger. The result? A variety of methodologies fall under the umbrella of IoT security. Securing IoT involves various techniques, strategies and tools to protect IoT from becoming compromised. Image With Optiv IoT security solutions, you’ll identify and track critical assets, risks and vulnerabilities—along with any anomalous or unauthorized behavior. Most importantly, you’ll prevent incidents quickly and easily across your increasingly complicated technical ecosystem before they can negatively impact the business.v Why is IoT Security Important? As the rapid growth of IoT devices continues to pick up speed, organizations everywhere are challenged to identify, secure and manage security for all the technologies connected to their network. Previously unmanaged, these connected devices represent a growing risk for a variety of reasons: Endpoint agents are unable to run on devices Active scanning slows production Industry-specific protocols are not understood There is limited visibility into devices and communication paths—if there’s any visibility at all Traditional perimeter firewalls and conventional security defenses are simply not up to the task of protecting these IoT networks. IoT Advantages Bring New Security Vulnerabilities Connected devices promise tremendous advantages in terms of optimizing operations and streamlining production processes…but they also create significant, often overlooked security challenges. What Are IoT Security Issues? Incorrect access control/enforcement of who/how, including authentication A massive attack surface due to device multiple internet services Application vulnerabilities caused by outdated software and/or lack of patchingUntrusted execution environment Inadequate third-party/vendor security posture Insufficient privacy protection, including encryptionCompromised device user ignorance/unawareness Insufficient device physical security It’s possible to defend against these types of attacks by developing a more robust IoT security strategy that covers all your connected devices. With Optiv, you’ll build a program that’s aligned with your unique business needs to deliver documented, verified results. Optiv’s Internet of Things Security Services Optiv offers a variety of IoT security solutions to identify, segment and protect all of your IoT devices and the data they produce. Workshops Define risk and best practices in a converging technology landscape. IoT Discovery Tap into your production network to identify any IoT connected devices and identify the most vulnerable assets. IoT Procurement Understand security in relation to IoT devices that your organization is looking to purchase and how they may affect your network. Program Development A policy-driven approach based on your organization’s business needs. Why Clients Choose Optiv IoT Security Outcomes that support your business: Visibility of all devices connected to your network Reduced attack footprint Connect devices safely on-premises or in the cloud Accelerated time to market through better decision making Certified Professionals NERC-CIP, CISSP, IEC 62443, GICSP and more 16+ Years The average experience of Optiv’s Cyber Digital Transformation team Partnerships CyberX | Security Matters | Fortinet | Check Point Software Awards CyberArk: Partner of the Year (2015- 2019) Okta: Partner of the Year (2018) Palo Alto Networks: Cyberforce Partner of the Year (2019) Related IoT Security Insights Image IoT Security Services Our solutions identify, segment and protect IoT devices and the data they produce. Get Service Brief Image Enterprise IoTVulnerability Management: Part 1 This white paper explains how to bring IoT and embedded devices into your vulnerability management program. Get Whitepaper Image Attempted Florida Water Supply Tampering Underscores IoT/OT Security Challenges Concerned about the recent Florida water system hack? We can help assess and secure your IoT and OT infrastructure. Read More Image The Future of IoT: A CAM Q&A with Sean Tufts Cybersecurity Awareness Month, week 4: Sean Tufts says in the future organizations must focus on building adaptive, pliable networks. Watch Now Speak to an IoT Security Expert Secure Your Increasingly Connected IT Estate With IoT Security As IoT devices and the data they produce become more important to businesses like yours, the need to properly secure them grows. Even though IoT devices present new vulnerabilities, security teams often don’t have the time or expertise to secure them effectively. Our IoT Security Services team can help you navigate your rapidly expanding security environment and define requirements to develop a robust approach to defending your internet-connected devices. Contact us today.