Five Tips for Maximizing Value of IoT Investments

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Employ Principle of Least Privilege

As with any other network, the principle of 'least privilege' applies to IoT networks, as well. Personnel must be able to access the information, controls and systems within the IoT network that are necessary for them to do their jobs, but no more than that. IoT systems must provide role-based provisioning and permissions in order to access systems, control device settings and behaviors, and manage data.

As with any new technology trend, the Internet of Things (IoT) opens tremendous opportunities across the enterprise, but raises a number of questions, as well. In fact, the IoT really isn't a technology, itself, but a label that has been applied to a collection of technologies – sensors, networking, and Big Data – that are being leveraged for new applications and business benefits. The question is how do you unlock the promise of the IoT to deliver tangible, long-term benefits to your business?

Yolonda Smith, application engineer at Digital Lumens and former cyberspace defense officer in the U.S. Air Force, brings a unique perspective on how early adoption of IoT technologies can influence existing business practices and assumptions. Read on for her tips, tricks and best practices for gaining the most value.

 

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