Internet of Things Security Considerations in a Multicloud Environment LP

Internet of Things Security Considerations in a Multicloud Environment

In this IDC Perspective report, research director Abhi Dugar looks at IoT security in the context of widespread

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IOT security is the area of endeavor concerned with safeguarding connected devices and networks in the Internet of things (IoT).The Internet of Things involves the increasing prevalence of objects and entities known, in this context as things provided with unique identifiers and the ability to automatically transfer data over a network.

Much of the increase in IoT communication comes from computing devices and embedded sensor systems used in industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, smart energy grids, home and building automation, vehicle to vehicle communication and wearable computing devices.

As public cloud adoption expands beyond consumption of elastic compute and storage to additional services such as Internet of Things related offerings, a hybrid cloud or multicloud scenario for enterprises is inevitable. However, security is a key consideration and challenge both for hybrid cloud/multicloud adoption and in taking advantage of the potential of IoT. This IDC Perspective examines IoT security considerations in a multicloud environment.

Key Take aways:-

  • Public cloud services adoption and momentum are growing as enterprises tap into shared compute and storage resources and beyond that into additional services on top of the underlying infrastructure such as IoT related offerings, impacting security platform decisions.
  • Hybrid cloud/multicloud scenarios that extend existing campus and private datacenter workloads to public clouds will require new approaches for ensuring security seamlessly across disparate environments.
  • The scope of security considerations is expanding, with endpoints proliferating beyond desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and servers to virtual machines, containers, and operational technology(OT) IoT assets.

Recommended Actions:-

  • Adoption agentless security approach that does not require a footprint on either physical or virtual and points, particularly for IoT applications, since CPU and memory resources may be limited.
  • Ensure that security solutions for multicloud deployment are independent from any particular IaaS vendor’s security model and policies and that they allow for easily extending or migrating to other IaaS clouds and identify security solutions that enable on-premises enterprise IT security staff to also manage cloud security without extra training.
  • Look for API- driven, flexible security platforms that can integrate well with multiple security technologies.

To get insights download this timely research report.

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