There's a lot of confusion about the Internet of Things and security in enterprise environments. In reality, IoT is not just one thing, and the type of IoT solution as well as the environment in which it is used should dictate security requirements.
In this recent Inbound Logistics op ed, Tive CRO Rob Stevens and Lenny Zeltser, VP Product Management at IoT security firm Minerva Labs, discuss the security implications of IoT in the supply chain. To make informed decisions regarding the integration of an IoT solution into the supply chain, Rob and Lenny suggest that managers think in terms of a "threat model" -- a quantitative framework that helps companies identify and mitigate potential risks to their supply chain operations.
The op ed goes on to describe the various components that make up a threat model, emphasizing the importance of considering potential motives and methods for an attack in order to develop effective, appropriate security measures. After all, different IoT systems present different potential risks and rewards. To manage these different systems, it is vital to understand security in the context of the specific application and environment, as opposed to attempting a one-size-fits-all security solution.
To learn more about how supply chain managers should approach IoT and security, read the full article in Inbound Logistics. And if you'd like to learn about how Tive's secure IoT solution can bring a new level of data-driven analysis to your supply chain, request a demo today.