Patch something: Securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices

16 July 2019 update: List of IoT (Internet of Things) security solutions

Today, I spent some time researching IoT security. At the end of this post, I’ve listed companies – all new to me – that provide IoT security solutions. Feel free to share your solutions, feedback and suggestions for securing IoT devices. For my home office, everything sits behind a OpenWRT Wi-Fi router that allows custom firewall configuration.

Following yesterday’s DDoS cyber attack on DYN’s DNS servers, some major questions arise. Most important: How can we protect IoT devices from future compromises? DDoS attacks are not new, although DDoS attacks are using iot Device Huh. Millions of these devices are connected to the Internet. This number is growing rapidly with the explosion of the IoT industry (See my ‘Device health’ quote) DDoS attacks 21 October 2016 were already Predicted About a year ago, yet the question was then, and now is… how do you patch the ‘thing’?

This is part of the problem, many smart TVs and other IoT devices are limited to firmware updates only and cannot be patched for specific security flaws. In addition, limited or non-existent UI (user interface) is another contributing factor to the lack of security of the IoT. As Deepinder Singhfounder of 75F To put it humorously: “When was the last time someone logged into their light bulb to do tcpdump to check if there were fake packets?”. Unlike web servers, computers, smartphones, and other security-minded Internet-connected devices, many iot Device Lacking in security features like a basic firewall or strong passwords.

Securing Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

IoT manufacturers for the most part use cheap components and boards that lack the power or ability to run basic security features such as anti-malware, anti-virus, firewalls and encryption. Thus these devices are left not only vulnerable, but at worst, making them nearly impossible to secure. So sadly there is no quick fix. Simply mitigating future attacks and other deterrent measures by companies like DYN and others will suffice. For IoT devices, resolving this security threat will require a combined effort of consumers, manufacturers and technologies.

For consumers With IoT Connected Devices, your IoT devices must always be present behind a firewall. Also, the default firewall settings and passwords of many WiFi routers and devices are not sufficient to block such traffic. As such, you should hire an expert to audit your home and office network security. By 2020, it is projected that the number of connected devices is expected to increase rapidly. 50 billion,

In order to solve security issues at the manufacturing level of IoT devices, strict security standards and regulations need to be implemented. However, it is a huge task. Thankfully, many IoT devices will become obsolete, obsolete or even recalled. With new versions being released, it gives manufacturers an opportunity to strengthen the built-in security. SysAdmins should examine and compare solutions that all focus on on-premises security Device, For example having gateways and/or firewalls that add a layer of security to the front iot Device. This is especially important because, as mentioned, IoT devices often Have limited computing resources and for the most part are unable to manage their own security. When it comes to security think of IoT devices as toddlers and the need for parenting and stranger-threat protection.

Here is a constantly updated list of current IoT security solutions [will expand this section as I check into these solutions in more detail], Subex IoT Security, CUJO – Smart Firewall, dojo security of things, Bitdefender Box – IoT Security Solution, F-Secure for Home and Business, Zingbox | IoT Security for the Enterprise, Luma – Secure, Family Friendly Internet,
(Post additional solutions in the comments section below, or contact me and I’ll add the missing solutions above.)

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