Rise of the Machines:
Transforming Cybersecurity Strategy for the Age of IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is happening all around us, but the definition of what these ‘things’ are can be fuzzy and often incomplete, making it difficult to create effective cybersecurity strategies to protect them.
Using a smart building as their case study, the Forescout Research Labs team investigated how IoT devices can be leveraged as an entry point to a building’s network, where legacy OT assets, IT systems and IoT devices share the same network.
In this paper, the Forescout Research Labs team:
  • Defines what the Internet of Things (IoT) is.
  • Evaluates today’s complex cybersecurity landscape and the impact of IoT in the networks of modern organizations, focusing on the interplay between modern IoT and legacy OT devices.
  • Highlights the cyber risks facing these interconnected networks by evaluating their current security posture.
  • Demonstrates an easy-to-implement network monitoring solution that improves network resilience via device visibility and control.

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