IoT devices have significant risks. With no standardized security protocols or available endpoint monitoring, IT security teams need a comprehensive network solution with advanced threat detection capabilities to detect adversaries targeting IoT today.
IoT is quickly becoming hackers’ preferred attack vector for good reason: they know it’s a blind spot for organizations. With all of the protections in place on modern endpoints, it’s far easier to access a network through a misconfigured IoT device, and worse, once an attacker is on a device, it is virtually impossible to detect them until they move somewhere else. The result: attackers can gain a persistent, stealthy foothold in your network. For example:
The problem is: attackers and botnets know more about the devices on your network than you do.
In H1 2018 we picked up three times as many malware samples attacking smart devices as in the whole of 2017. And in 2017 there were ten times more than in 2016. That doesn’t bode well for the years ahead.1
Because your other security products don’t fully understand the IoT devices on your network, it’s impossible for them to determine whether those devices are acting normal or are under attack. IoT devices communicate sporadically, use custom protocols, and reach out to a variety of external hosts. The Finite State Platform, for the first time, enables you to detect advanced threats targeting IoT devices on your network by: