10 IoT risks to watch for when connected with OT systems
IoT devices connected to OT systems can create new vulnerabilities, making it harder to secure the overall system.
Increased attack surface
IoT devices often lack security features, such as authentication or encryption, making them easy targets for cyber criminals
Lack of security features
With IoT devices, it's harder to manage the security of each device, as they may not be centrally controlled, updated or patched.
IoT devices can be connected to many different systems, which can make it difficult to identify vulnerabilities and manage risk
IoT devices generate large amounts of data, and may transmit sensitive information that needs to be protected.
Data privacy concerns
IoT devices provide new ways for attackers to target OT systems, such as by exploiting unsecured devices or intercepting data.
New attack vectors
Integrating IoT devices with OT systems can be challenging, requiring careful planning and coordination to ensure proper security controls are in place
The added complexity of IoT devices can impact the performance of OT systems, requiring careful balancing of security and performance needs
Impact on system performance
The use of IoT devices in OT environments may trigger new regulatory requirements, adding complexity to compliance efforts.
OT security strategies need to be updated to address the unique challenges posed by IoT devices, with a focus on risk management, security controls, and incident response planning.
Need for an updated security strategy
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