Accenture’s IoT Security Call to Action

What do we need to do as an industry to secure IoT? Accenture’s latest brief, “Security Call to Action: Preparing for the Internet of Things,” says the most challenging aspects involve the IoT’s sheer expanse, and the diversity of industries and use cases it embraces. What does this mean for security? There is no one-size-fits-all solution.

IoT touches many industries—retail, healthcare, transportation, enterprise, finance, and the list goes on. So it’s no wonder that there’s no “silver bullet” for security. Every industry has different security needs to protect against the laundry list of potential threats (especially when there are so many, between the applications, networks, and the devices themselves).

This brief lays out the emerging security issues, potential threats and security challenges of IoT, and outlines some initial steps to take towards securing the increasingly connected digital world.

One of the highlights is the breakdown of different threat vectors facing IoT at the application, network and device domain levels along with examples of each (p. 7).  Read Accenture’s full IoT security brief here.

And if you’re interested in answering the call to action and helping to chart the course of IoT security, consider participating in the Smart Card Alliance’s new Internet of Things Security Council.