It may seem humorous to compare a vacuum cleaner to precious jewels when it comes to security, but the concept (namely, prioritization) is at the core of keeping your IoT operations safe. IoT systems are so complex and different from one another that it becomes cost prohibitive to have standardized security protocols across every application. In fact, such protocols would be overkill for a lot of solutions. (Keep in mind that protocols, as defined in this blog, are different than best practices.)
When a company decides to deploy a SIM-enabled IoT connectivity solution, it usually comes from a wide-ranging need for field asset management. Typically, after experiencing positive growth in their market, business leaders should put aside tools that are insufficient, unwieldy, or obsolete to ensure continued growth. SIM technology presents a simple, yet powerful, solution to monitor activity, diagnose anomalies, and take steps to achieve the most beneficial outcome for a business’ assets.
Security always should be top of mind when launching any IoT initiative, and we posted a blog in late 2016 specifically about this topic. What about practices outside of security? IoT is so new and moving at such a rapid pace that knowing the right approach is crucial to your success. One need only look at the graveyard of failed dot com companies to see the risk of jumping into a new tech sector without a solid strategy or understanding. Here are some tips to get you started thinking: