Modernization efforts within most agencies have led to an increase in IoT devices. If compromised, these devices could lead to a breach of sensitive or even classified information.
IoT promises to drive government efficiency and improve service delivery. Many agencies have varied and complex systems to manage. IoT devices and sensors can improve the monitoring and maintenance of these systems, reducing costs, and improving agency effectiveness. The U.S. Department of State, for example, uses smart metering at many of its posts worldwide to analyze energy and water consumption in real time to improve efficiency. This data is also aimed at improving performance for future buildings in its missions around the world.
Effective cyber security is paramount to all federal, state, and local agencies, and with the increase of documented nation-state actors targeting IoT — particularly as it relates to network infrastructure — agencies need to leverage the right capabilities to secure IoT. An attack on sensors, security cameras, or wireless routers can compromise sensitive information or lead to further attacks.
In order for your agency 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 government 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.