By Hinkmond-Oracle on Jan 26, 2015
Here's an IoT article recommending to take a holistic approach to IoT Security by first making sure your network and basic security fundamentals are in place, before worrying about IoT hackers who might only attack the small devices on your network. Good advice, especially if you remember to bar all your windows but then forget to lock the front door.
Here's a quote:
If I was an IT administrator, I’d be more worried about the smartphone in someone’s pocket than the smartwatch on someone’s wrist.” In other words, don’t even think about the Internet of Things until you’re already well positioned to thwart attacks from more likely vectors. Putting a strong IT security system in place takes priority over anything else.With all the recent focus of IoT security being on the new, fancy-schmancy, whiz-bang IoT devices coming to the market, it's easy to lose sight of the big picture: that a strong, secure network with proper issuance of credentials, authentication and authorization regardless of the device or system, is the best defense against any type of hacking (including IoT).