The issue with creating different types of protocols for you IoT devices can be challenging with this being the rising era of the Internet Of Things. An issue has companies, schools and charities not putting any procedures in place are needed to avoid any cyber-security attacks.
The IoT is vastly growing technology advance in every sector that operates with technology. The security procedures cannot be taken for granted especially when regulating large quantities of data, also being compliant with rules and regulations that match with laws such as the data protection act. This is the reason that security protocols are needed to combat any suspicion and for the advanced protection of any cybersecurity attack.
An example would be a kitchen appliance manufacturer might develop an IoT device but lacks the security features to secure the device in the smart home network will increase a high probability the home network will be at risk. The IoT will always face security issues until security protocols put in place and simple one will to have a firewall hardware that will be beneficial within the home and serve as a protection for any malicious data. The ability to embed device within a security parameter.
The most common procedure that creates issues default usernames and passwords are changed during initial setup will have an incremental effect on protecting your network setup. The changes shouldn’t allow the use of weak passwords. Perhaps measures such as an account lockout after three to five failed login attempts should be considered.
Another incremental step is to ensure login codes are not in clear text within network traffic. Additionally, two-factor authentication may be needed for sensitive areas like administrator accounts.
Be mindful attackers use scanning for open ports with software that can exploit those ports. The device should be regularly updated and made sure when their issues with hardware such as spectre and meltdown get the necessary patches. The encryption should be a priority of IoT device and have Intel AES-NI processors are important.
Physical security of the IoT device is very important but many USB ports or storage means may be a way for attackers to gain access to data stored on the device and when ports are not used deactivate them.