Monday, January 15, 2018

IoT Security - accept and handle failure

IoT as well as Industrial IoT (IIoT) present a couple of specific key requirements in order to build secure and reliable networks and systems operated in smart grid, smart city or manufacturing. Because of agility, size and the vast number of endpoints, automation and orchestration are important success criterions. But there is much more to consider: We need to accept and handle failure and security breaches. Survivability, resilience, isolation, and self-healing are essential characteristics and quality requirements for the underlying system architecture. Of course, network security is the sound basis for a scalable security architecture with strict network access control and secure onboarding as inherent features. This is the precondition for visibility and context awareness to address security intelligence in order to respond to threat automation and malware sophistication at all levels of the stack.

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