Identity and access management and Internet of Things – An explorative study

Today with the expanding perimeter of the threat landscape and ever increasing digitization of data, the need for cybersecurity is becoming more than important and a factor that can’t be ignored. A lot of these threats are primarily as a result of insider threats and there’s no second thoughts that Identity and access management (IAM) has gained its significance in cybersecurity. It’s a prime component of a resilient security architecture and this post is an explorative study covering some of the trends of IAM in Internet of Things (IoT) and the need to progress from IAM as a service (IDaaS) to IAM as a utility just like electricity and water that can’t be ignored.

As our reality turns out to be more connected than ever, it additionally turns out to be more perplexing, particularly with regards to IAM. This is a test that impacts us all, from people getting access or administrative privileges to the enterprises and administrators whose job is to verify and approve people and devices accessing the web each day. As increasingly more business store their sensitive data electronically, ensuring that information security is critical. The quick transformation to the computerized world has cut across all associations and ventures and has expected changes to how organizations deal with their workforce and eventually how they deliver access to their basic applications and information. [Reference]

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IoT device identity is a basic part of IoT security for connected gadgets. Unsecured IoT devices put the whole environment in danger. Provisioning and afterward overseeing device idenitites all through their lifetimes ensures protection against malicious network threats. The IoT Identity Platform is a computerized personality engineering planned and worked for the requesting and developing particulars of the IoT and IIoT. It secures IoT gadgets, information and interchanges from chip to cloud through encryption, authentication and authorization.

The role of IAM in IoT is outspreading more than ever. IAM is centered around recognizing individuals and overseeing access to various information types (like sensitive information, non-sensitive information, or device information). IAM recognizes devices, as well, while overseeing client access to information, consequently defending against breaches and malicious activities. In the time of IoT, the issue isn’t that access to connected devices, rather that access to these things presents dangers, and subsequently, should be ensured and safeguarded. [Reference]

With the Internet of Things (IoT) and a quick expansion in connected devices, the absence of appropriate IAM is a significant concern. It leaves devices open to vulnerabilities, encryption and unapproved access taking control of smart devices like wearable technology or medical devices. This is further driving attention for the hurried execution of successful, quick IoT IAM security solutions.

Published by The Art of Cyber-Space

I am a security professional specializing in network security. With vivid experience in different industries, I am looking to explore the current cyberspace and discuss the ideology of certain ideas from a different perspective.

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