How Southeastern Security Professionals Secures IoT Devices
In 2015, Southeastern Security Professionals (SSP) created a Technical Services Team to better serve our customers. The team has grown to five members and provides remote support to customers, internal technicians, and affiliates nationwide. This has proven to be a vital component to delivering the quality of service our customers have come to expect.
One of the most important functions of the Technical Services Team is our burn-in process. This process includes cybersecurity hardening for IoT devices before they are installed at our customers’ sites. For servers, workstations, and appliances, this includes turning off nonessential services that will not be used by the applications, reducing their attack surface. For cameras and other endpoints, this includes changing passwords to be both complex and unique, and documenting this for future service.
This process is essential for organizations and businesses that partner with service providers who attach IoT devices to their networks. It is a requirement to maintain good cyber hygiene and protect against potential attacks.
If your service partner uses only affiliates or doesn’t have a team managing the burn-in process, it is likely they are not completing this on your behalf. If this is part of your strategy to reduce costs, you should consider how much it may cost your organization in the future.
Here are some of the benefits of cybersecurity hardening for IoT devices:
- Reduces the attack surface of devices, making them less vulnerable to attack.
- Improves the security of networks by preventing unauthorized access to devices.
- Protects sensitive data from being compromised.
- Mitigates the risk of downtime and data loss.
If you are looking for a security service provider who can help you secure your IoT devices, contact SSP today. We have the expertise and experience to help you protect your network and data from attack.
We hope this blog has given you a better understanding of the importance of cybersecurity hardening for IoT devices. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 888-540-0175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.