New guidance discusses positive potential of IoT in the workplace
Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (20 December 2017) – As enterprises look to adopt the most efficient and transformative technologies, ISACA’s recent Digital Transformation Barometer research found that 57 percent of respondents believe that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a resonant emerging technology, second to AI/machine learning. However, of those polled, 66 percent considers IoT to hold the highest risk potential to their organization, despite its potential to drive innovation. Assessing IoT, the latest white paper from ISACA, takes a deeper dive into the upsides, downsides and emerging ethics from IoT.
“IoT has the potential to completely reshape the way enterprises run their business,” said Rob Clyde, vice-chair of ISACA’s board of directors. “From BYOD opportunities for employees, to technology collaborations, enterprises have a lot to gain but also a lot to lose. By having a solid deployment plan and IT team in place, enterprises put themselves in a position to drive innovation even more.”
When paired correctly with AI/machine learning, the opportunities with IoT are abundant. However, those opportunities also may increase risk for enterprises, and they require a set of disciplines in deploying the technology. ISACA recommends the following to build good IoT governance:
- Build security and control by design from the start
- Test controls and look for vulnerabilities by creating and testing use cases and misuse cases
- Educate those involved that building security alongside functionality by design is essential for IoT
- Engage experienced IT security and assurance personnel who understand cyber and IoT risks and benefits
- Replace the isolation of specialists working in silos with collaboration across specialties
ISACA’s new guidance highlights best practices and key takeaways, including:
- Practical ideas for IT professionals
- Useful baselines to benchmark IoT solutions
- Concrete goals to advance secure integration of IoT
For more insights on IoT, access the full white paper as a complimentary download at www.isaca.org/assessing-iot.
Nearing its 50th year, ISACA (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organizations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its half-million engaged professionals in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 215 chapters and offices in both the United States and China.
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