Defense Industry

How Secure is Your IoT?

IoT in the Department of Defense will ultimately center on the concentrations of sensors and data in the battlefield. The stakes are higher here, and so are the challenges – remote, harsh and forward environments leave sensors very exposed. But because it’s literally a matter of life and death, it’s critical to secure these devices, especially the sensors and gateways that make up the edge in a hostile environment.

IoT in Defense

IoT promises to drive efficiency and improve service delivery. Many in the defense industry face complex, massive, and often legacy assets to manage. IoT devices and sensors can improve the monitoring and the maintaining of these assets, reducing costs and improving effectiveness.

Effective cyber security within the DoD is paramount to all stakeholders and requires leveraging the right capabilities to better secure IoT. An attack on sensors, security cameras, or wireless routers can compromise sensitive information or lead to further attacks.

There’s no doubt that the defense industry has an opportunity to seize benefits from IoT by partnering with the private sector and adopting IoT-enabled business practices that consider the technological particularities of tactical systems. As the scope of IoT technologies expand, however, so does the risk.

Gain Visibility into Your IoT Devices

In order to begin to mitigate the risks created by IoT devices, you need the ability to:

  1. Detect and identify 100% of the devices on your network – across all of your segments;
  2. Gain visibility down to the firmware level for unmanaged devices;
  3. Explore tailored intelligence about the devices on your network; and
  4. Generate risk reports and monitor alerts to support continuous risk management.

Finite State’s cybersecurity platform leverages its unique IoT device and firmware risk database to give unparalleled visibility into the exponentially growing number of IoT devices that now make up a significant percentage of most networks. Just as important, Finite State delivers a proactive solution that leverages both defensive and responsive capabilities to defend the network, by detecting threats and employing decoys, “honey pots,” and other techniques to assess the risk, isolate the attack, and defend your network.

The true potential of IoT happens only when it’s secure. Finite State enables the IoT revolution by providing that security.

THE FINITE STATE SOLUTION

The true potential of IoT within the defense industry is only achieved when it’s secure. Our platform gives unparalleled visibility into IoT devices and delivers a proactive solution that manages risk, detects threats, isolates attacks, and defends your network.

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