Protect Connected Assets with Managed IoT and OT Security
You deserve security and confidence. Strengthen visibility, access control and threat protection of your IoT and OT assets for business expansion.
Why does your business need Managed IoT and OT Security services?
Smart devices and other operational technologies bring increased efficiency and new business opportunities. At the same time, they expand your network attack surface, creating new endpoints and pathways to your critical data assets.
Reduce business disruption
Cyberattacks on your Internet of Things (IoT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems can impact the availability, reliability, predictability and security of your business operations. Prevent business disruption and catastrophic impact with managed IoT security.
Know and assess your IoT threat surface with enhanced asset visibility. Continuously monitor and profile all IoT and OT devices to eliminate asset blind spots across your existing IT and security solutions.
Identify policies, processes and least-privilege access control mechanisms to centralise control and reduce internal risks. Separate your OT networks from the public internet with fine-grained segmentation policies based on OT protocol, risk context and asset.
Prevent IoT bot attacks by continuously assessing IoT processes, data and network activity. Discover and control unprotected or unmanaged IoT devices. Automate threat detection and remediation using advanced threat intelligence feeds.
Managed IoT and OT security for all smart operations
Accelerate your journey to OT security maturity with world-class expertise and cutting-edge technology. Detect and mitigate IoT threats, simplify operations and enhance compliance on the network edge.
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What are Lumen Managed IoT and OT Security services?
Lumen Managed IoT and OT security services provide remote monitoring, diagnostics, control, and security analytics for your fleet of industrial sensors and operational assets. The service features include:
- Establishment of a dynamic digital identity-based perimeter to stop malicious traffic from reaching your IoT devices.
- Identity and Access Management (IAM) to verify device identity and what data it has access to.
- Comprehensive security testing of IoT usage and policies against existing security frameworks relevant to your industry.
- 24/7/365 incident handling, threat detection and response.
Managed IoT and OT FAQs
What is IoT and OT?
IoT refers to a system of sensors and other similar devices that are interconnected and capable of autonomous operation. The devices collect and exchange data and interact with the environment they operate in. For example, they monitor temperature data and adjust device settings based on the weather. IoT devices are considered smart because they are made by adding intelligence or computing capabilities to everyday devices.
OT refers to the industrial application of IoT. Before the advent of IoT, technologies like SCADA and PLC were used for real-time data acquisition and monitoring of industrial processes. IoT enhanced the capabilities of these technologies, resulting in a broader term called Industrial IoT or OT. The term now encompasses hardware and software that monitors and controls the performance of other physical devices. An example is smart sensors that monitor the rotating speed and temperature of motors. This makes OT the task-specific application of IoT, tailored to the requirements of your industry.
What is OT and IoT security?
IoT and OT cybersecurity includes the technologies, policies and processes for protecting the integrity of IoT systems. It ensures availability and fault-free operations through monitoring, access control and limiting network connectviity. OT and IoT security prioritises the requirements of different groups of IoT users, then identifies holistic practices that secure devices without hindering their usage.
Why is IoT and OT security important?
Every new IoT and OT device creates a new endpoint and vulnerability in your network. These devices are designed for functioning — security is not prioritised by their manufacturers. The network interfaces and protocols they use can be exploited by bad actors to access other, more critical network resources. For example, in a famous IoT security breach, hackers accessed server resources through a smart fish tank that was left insecure but regularly transmitted data to the servers.
Apart from network vulnerabilities, attackers can also control smart devices and harness their computing capabilities for nefarious purposes. For instance, they use remotely controlled IoT devices to create IoT botnets and launch DDoS attacks on others. IoT malware creates inefficiencies and added expenditure for businesses.
What are the challenges in IoT and OT security?
Information Technology (IT) is a generic term for all types of hardware and software used by an organisation. In general, IT infrastructure is the resources an organisation requires to run digital services like applications, websites and databases. It refers to traditional computing infrastructure required to run digital operations.
IT security is more mature and has a larger ecosystem of tools and technologies for more comprehensive coverage. It is easier to find one-size-fits-all solutions because more functionality is associated with software. Lumen can support you with managed IT, IoT and OT security for comprehensive and consistent coverage.
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