IoT cybersecurity: The first steps

Understanding new vulnerabilities is key to protecting your organization

by AT&T Business Editorial Team

Billions of connected things are online worldwide.

Whether it's powering sensors in self-driving cars or robots on the factory floor, Internet of Things (IoT) devices are creating new, innovative opportunities and efficiencies. However, IoT’s promise of improved business opportunities also brings greater exposure to cyberthreats.

How you introduce IoT to your business can impact the security of your assets, data and reputation. Too many businesses follow the cybersecurity practices they have used in the past when incorporating connected devices into their business operations.

Before implementing an IoT plan, organizations should conduct risk assessments to understand the type of data they will transmit and store. Understanding your vulnerabilities is key to protecting your organization.

Watch the video above, titled "Cybersecurity: Where to Start with IoT" to learn about important security considerations for your business.