With IoT increasing the number of network connected devices by orders of magnitude, the opportunities for hackers to breach systems are also multiplying. To protect people, assets and data in this challenging environment, a comprehensive, multi-layered approach to cybersecurity is needed.
In the past, most security systems worked in a stand-alone way, meaning that they were not connected to other systems, or to the public internet. Now, things have changed, and IoT in particular makes it possible to automate alerts and share them with other systems and users across the organization. Systems are also frequently connected with cloud-based systems, with video data passing over the WAN and public internet to be stored off-site.