IoT security has been an important problem in recent years. Many have talked about the importance of securing IoT devices and how vulnerable they are. However, minimal effort has been exerted to fix these vulnerabilities and secure the IoT ecosystem.
Where Can the Automation Be Applied?
The problem here is that IoT security is not embedded; it's usually left to the user. What we need to do is make sure that the security of these devices and their networks is automated.
The primary thing about automation in IoT security is that it needs to cover several verticals, such as:
Cyber attacks on IoT devices are increasing in every industry, and this problem isn’t one for the years to come. It’s a problem that needs to be solved today. Plus, the number of IoT devices keeps growing at an increasingly faster pace, and more of them are reaching the market. That's why we need to focus on addressing the security of IoT in all sectors.
Why Is IoT Security Automation Important?
Security shouldn't be left to the vendors or the users, and it shouldn't be a long and extensive process either. It needs to be fleshed out and automated, so inexperienced vendors and users can be confident that their devices are protected from potential attacks.
If that’s not enough, automated security will ensure several additional benefits:
- Faster feedback and faster results
- Reduced company expenses
- Faster time to market
Implementing security automation in the world of IoT will allow manufacturers to have a guide through the process of designing, testing, certifying, and maintaining the security of their IoT ecosystem. Additionally, it will:
- Support the security evaluators in their assessment of products based on standards.
- It will guide companies toward adopting solutions in full knowledge of the risks when assessing them in a cost-effective and scalable manner.
- Support certification authorities in issuing and maintaining certified products.
- Guide the buyers to choose secure and certified IoT products and solutions, as they will know how precarious other solutions are.
How Can We Implement IoT Security Automation?
Several methods can be used, from automated tools to security frameworks. However, the best solution is using automated platforms that are based on efficient frameworks.
The structures need to cover several use cases and be able to help experts concentrate the effort on the most complex analysis. Plus, they need to be comprehensive, combining automation phases with human experience.
No matter what people may think about IoT security, automation remains the key for effective IoT ecosystem security that's both cost-effective and scalable.