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