IOT security

IOT security with Thingsdata

The term Internet of Things is incredibly broad and as the technology continues to evolve in many different ways, the number of devices has only grown. This involves several risks, organizations must seriously consider the increasing number of insecure IoT devices. IoT security is the convergence of techniques, strategies and tools that are used to prevent IoT devices from being compromised. Thingsdata offers various IoT security applications.

Starting points

Risk analysis and readiness

Make an inventory of what valuable data your IoT project generates and who would benefit if it was stolen. Weigh the chance of success against the impact. Determine your risk readiness based on this, many organizations do not have the resources to tackle all risks immediately. Then start with the risks that will have the greatest impact.

Trust nothing, validate everything

Validate all your devices with IoT security. Monitor all your devices, assess all risks, see how the devices behave and secure every digital interaction. By being constantly aware of all risks throughout the lifecycle, actions can be taken to enforce protections and defend your organization against cyber-attacks.

Network Access Control blind spots

Confidently segment IoT devices and apply a Zero Trust policy to prevent threats by eliminating NAC blind spots. Get device segmentation through in-depth device profiling, assessment, and policy enforcement. IoT security integrates with NAC technologies to eliminate the blind spots of IoT devices.


Data exchanges from IoT devices are vulnerable to third parties and hackers unless encryption is used to protect the data. Combine encryption with authentication to prevent harmful cyber attacks, otherwise the attacker could set up separate encrypted connections between IoT devices.

AIC-triad (availability, integrity and confidentiality)

The AIC triad ensures the security of your IoT data and systems. This combination ensures that you can act with certainty and that your IoT solution is always available, especially if you have a mission critical solution. AIC provides confidence in the security of your internal data and systems.

Software and firmware updates

When a new software or firmware update is released by the hardware manufacturer, it is important that you follow it. Updates eliminate vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit. If you do not have the latest software or firmware an IoT device can become more vulnerable to attacks.

Company security

Business security consists of the tools, people, and processes an organization uses to: manage access to company assets, deter potential threats, and ensure the safety of employees and company assets. Limit access to company data, choose strong passwords and protect your business premises against burglary.

IOT security at Thingsdata

With the IoT solutions from Thingsdata you collect and send your data from installations, equipment and sensors to the cloud. We help you to use IoT safely. We provide text and explanations about the differences between applications and which guidelines there are from practice with which you can secure your application.

Frequently asked questions about IOT security

Why should organizations care about IoT security?

Organizations should be concerned about IoT security because insufficient security measures can have serious consequences. IoT devices are often connected to corporate networks and collect sensitive data. Insufficient security can lead to data leaks, privacy breaches, operational disruptions and even physical risks.

Why is it easy for Thingsdata to secure the IoT?

Securing the IoT is complex due to the wide variety of devices, protocols and connections. For many organizations, IoT security is still a difficult subject, which is why it is still being omitted. Thingsdata has a wide knowledge, running through the entire IoT chain, whereby the security of IoT connectivity is self-evident. We are aware of the latest security options for different hardware and software. Our own expertise, supported by strategic partners, protects your organization against external cyber attacks.

What are the security risks for organizations using IoT?

Some security risks for organizations using IoT are: insecure configurations, poor authentication and authorization, lack of encryption, vulnerabilities in IoT devices, inadequate patch management, data integrity and privacy issues, and potential DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks.

Which laws and regulations apply to IoT security and privacy?

IoT security and privacy laws and regulations vary by country and region. Some important regulations include the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in the United States, and industry-specific standards such as ISO/IEC 27001 for information security. It is important for organizations to keep up to date with applicable legislation and take appropriate security measures.

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