Cisco has released its 2015 Internet Security report saying it “provides guidelines on how to apply structure and rules to protect privacy of IoT-generated data being handled globally, and a new look at how network access control has evolved to securely provide network access to IoT devices.”
In a blog post, Tony Shakib, Cisco vice president for its IoT Vertical Business, said: “Security needs to be built into both your enterprise IoE network and into the products and services you provide to customers.”
“As we light up more and more assets in every industry from transportation to healthcare, we see a new set of challenges to protecting personal privacy, securing intellectual property, and ensuring public safety.
“The sheer number of machines and sensors on the network adds another order of magnitude to the attack surface. Often, these machines and sensors are connected in an irresponsible manner (circumvent firewalls, inadequate authentication protocols). One-size-fits-all security policies will not work across the varied types of devices and information flow scenarios.”