Cisco: Secure IoT Networks, Not the Devices

As the Internet of Things continues to expand, security will be an ongoing concern for network administrators.  In order to maintain data security, Cisco has unveiled its newest offering:  IoT Threat Defense, a package containing seven different tools that will limit the damage that can be done with IoT security breaches.  Cisco’s strategy is based on the premise that IoT devices cannot be trusted to be secure, so the best way to compensate for this is to limit the damage that can be done to the network.  This is done through a combination of network segmentation, behavior analytics, and more.  With IDC’s prediction that IoT endpoints will skyrocket from 14.9 billion in 2016 to 50 billion by 2020, IoT security will be an important factor in network security in the coming years; Cisco is leading the charge in laying the groundwork.