One of the main problems facing industrial internet of things deployments is that perennial issue: security. When you’re deploying and managing hundreds or thousands of devices around an organization, how can you ensure that your devices are running the right firmware, are running the right software, or even that they’re communicating with the right servers? You have only to browse Shodan, a search engine for unsecured IoT hardware endpoints, to see how insecure the devices used to build our future on have become.
It’s no surprise then that Microsoft is talking about its latest updates to Azure’s IoT tools, focusing on securing and managing devices. More important, it’s testing a novel approach to IoT security that could change the game enough to remove the brakes from IoT deployments.
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