Cybersecurity in a Mobile and IoT World

By June 22, 2017Security Tech
cybersecurity

The Gist

In an age where mobile and IoT devices dominate tech, here is what you need to do stay ahead of today’s needs for cybersecurity.


 

Today tech has all but been overtaken by a digital revolution. With mobile devices and technology becoming so advanced, it is no wonder that smart phones are all but replacing other sources of technology. With that being said, connecting these advanced mobile devices with the Internet of Things (IoT) is also becoming a standardized norm amongst society. With mobile and IoT popularity rising, so has the risk for cybersecurity.

So what can your business do to accommodate this growing trend and keep your cybersecurity strategies up to date? The first and most important thing to do is to acknowledge that mobile is a key component to add to your IT strategy. As usage continues to grow, so should your policies towards cybersecurity.

IoT is also becoming widely adopted into the corporate network. According to Gartner, “more than half of major new business processes and systems will include an IoT component by 2020.” By connecting a wider connection of devices, cybersecurity becomes a lot more complex and a lot more at risk. The safety of connecting IoT devices to your business’s critical internal network relies on the security practices of your IT team.

Network Segmentation

By putting more security parameters, you are increasing your defensives against any potential cyber attacks. In order to do this, begin by implementing network segmentation into your security process. Network segmentation is dividing a network into sub networks. To ensure your IoT devices are safe, segment valuable network resources so that only designated members can access this private information for specific servers and applications. This way an attacker will have a much more difficult time gaining access to private information and if a network intrusion does happen then the damage will be limited.

Tech trends are always changing and that means so must cybersecurity tactics. In order for your IT team to implement the proper cybersecurity methods to stay safe against mobile and IoT threats, it is important to adopt new processes that will allow that.

At Affant, we are always staying up to date with the latest technology tips and tricks to keep you ahead of the curve so that your cybersecurity will never fall behind. Whether you’re business has gone mobile or IoT, stay up and running stress free with our managed IT support. To learn more about our security solutions and services, speak to an Affant IT specialist at 714.338.7100 or contact us today.