Mon. Dec 4th, 2023

Analyzing the risks, having Zero Trust segmentation and having a good IoT threat prevention strategy are the keys for Spanish SMEs to stay safe from cybercriminals. In relation to this, Check Point Software Technologies has warned that only 11% of SMEs have fully implemented an IoT security solution, in addition, 52% do not have this type of security deployed, which has led to 67% to experience incidents related to cybersecurity. With the number of IoT devices being deployed accelerating, with an estimated 55 billion to be reached by 2025, the demand for a comprehensive security solution to protect SMBs from the most sophisticated cyber-attacks has never been greater. so strong.

Security in IoT devices

From online security cameras to printers, VoIP phones, and smart watches or lights, IoT devices have become everyday tools that help increase business productivity and efficiency. But as connectivity grows, so do cyber risks. The company’s researchers warn of the importance of cybersecurity and provide three main tips to reinforce the protection of small businesses:

IoT discovery and risk analysis: The first step aims to identify and classify all IoT devices on any network through integrations with leading engines, to expose risks such as weak passwords, outdated firmware, and known vulnerabilities. All devices must be identified in detail and have a risk score.

Cybersecurity in SMEs: Only 11% have fully implemented an IoT security solution NdP Check Point Software

Zero Trust Segmentation: When the security of a company is at stake, it is essential to create a set of strict rules that guarantee your peace of mind. This is called the “Zero Confidence or Zero Trust” approach. Do not provide authorization or access to any of these devices beyond what is basic and necessary. So in the event that a cybercriminal tries to access the company network through an IoT device, they will only infect a small part and not affect the rest of the company before the problem is detected.
IoT Threat Prevention: Finally, it is important and essential to ensure that the company has a plan to prevent and mitigate risks. To do this, many aspects must be taken into account, and some of the main ones are: having the ability to “virtually patch” IoT devices to correct security flaws, even those with unpatched firmware or legacy operating systems. To all this we must add Zero Day prevention software, which includes the most common threats, such as unauthorized access attempts and the monitoring of traffic to and from devices and servers.

By Alvaro Rivers

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