With the rise of cyber attacks in the news, companies should be wary of vulnerabilities own IoT deployments. In this article, we’ll cover some things you can do to help protect against cyber attacks.

Know Your Vulnerabilities

Every piece of hardware and software that is deployed for your business has a vulnerability. That is just a fact of technology. Choosing a partner for your hardware and software who is transparent about their vulnerabilities is a key step to shoring up your defenses. Businesses who partner with companies that downplay or even hide issues within their own systems may be in danger of learning about those issues after the fact. This situation could prove costly in the long run.

Keeping Up to Date

The next step is to keep everything up-to-date. You may think this should go without saying, but many cyberattacks take advantage of problems that were not patched when they were first discovered. Making sure you are up-to-date on all aspects of your IoT deployment will help you avoid a cyber attack that targets a known vulnerability.

Don’t Discount Communication

As companies add more AI, robotics, and other digital implementations, the risk for even more cyber attacks only grows more complicated. That’s why security conversations should not be siloed. The people who implement your hardware should be talking with the people who implement your software and so on. That way everyone can be on the same page and will know if a vulnerability in one part can affect another.