Proactive IoT Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has introduced a plethora of consumer, enterprise, and industrial IoT devices. These devices communicate in a variety of ways unfamiliar to most organizations. Organizations lack visibility into the multitude of new operating systems, protocols, and frequencies.

IoT has introduced devices with new operating systems, protocols, and frequencies unfamiliar to most organizations. ZigBee, Z-Wave, LoRa, and Sigfox are just some of the many new protocols and frequencies used with these devices. In addition, these protocols use the same frequencies used by WiFi (2.4 and 5GHz), while others use frequencies such as 500MHz (medical devices), 900MHz (backhaul), amongst others. As a result, these organizations have zero visibility into new devices deployed into their environments, or the new risks and threats introduced by their presence.

The combination of all of these new IoT operating systems, protocols, and frequencies has also created a new Critical Path to Exposure™ for adversaries. As this IoT attack surface increases, it quickly becomes apparent that endpoint security is not the solution to the problem, as the “edge” has become far more sophisticated and complicated. This inflection point requires a new view of the attack flows and the use of new countermeasures.

The 802 Secure AirShield™ Cloud provides comprehensive real-time visibility into both wireless network and IoT security threats through passive and autonomous network monitoring. The result is a proactive approach to addressing this Critical Path to Exposure™.