IoT is reshaping the security industry

The security sector is prime for reinvention. In fact, this industry—with its humble beginnings in simple devices like the surveillance camera—is quickly surpassing these historical boundaries to become an invaluable source of data and insight. This upheaval has generated a wealth of new players and created an opportunity for existing organizations to reinvent their offerings to share security data with other connected devices for a wide range of other applications and uses. For example, while video data is largely used for security purposes, more and more it is becoming an invaluable source of both building and business intelligence.

Of course, as the amount of data being generated, shared, stored, and accessed increases, there is also an increased need to protect it.

Microsoft digitally enables security and surveillance organizations by embracing the disruptive force of technology, empowering your organization to imagine new ways to deliver prevention and protection while delivering more impactful outcomes for the people and businesses you protect.

As you continue planning and development of your products and solutions, consider how the Windows IoT platform can help you:

Secure hardware.

Hardware manufacturing is evolving to ensure device integrity. Help create edge-to-enterprise security with security features built in, like hardware-based cryptographic services that protect your data even if the operating system is compromised. Modern devices include Universal Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and a Secure Boot feature that helps ensure that the device’s firmware hasn’t been tampered with. Windows 10 also takes advantage of Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which provides hardware-based cryptographic services. And processor-based virtualization capabilities (Intel VT-X) now help isolate sensitive Windows components and data from hacking and malware threats. Advanced lockdown capabilities provide IoT devices with an extra layer of security as well as provide a predictable device experience for line-of-business device scenarios.

Secure identities.

One of the biggest challenges facing the enterprise is related to users and customer identities, which are stolen and misused at unprecedented levels. With breach, theft, and phish-resistant credentials in a single sign-on experience, Microsoft Passport provides convenient, enterprise-grade security for both enterprises and consumers. With the addition of Azure Active Directory and AAD Join, device and solution manufacturers can enable account access for non-domain joined devices with single sign-on and manageability across disparate locations.

Secure data.

Data must be secured both at rest and in transit if they are expected to be secure even if the written volumes themselves are compromised through loss or theft. The industry-leading Microsoft full-disk encryption technology encrypts the entire system volume and any partitioned data volumes on Windows 10 IoT devices. For data in transit, Azure uses industry-standard transport protocols between user devices and Microsoft datacenters, and within the Azure datacenters themselves. For data at rest, Azure offers a wide range of encryption capabilities up to AES-256, giving you the flexibility to choose the solution that best meets your needs and best ensures edge-to-cloud security.

Secure connections and device identity.

IoT devices used in physical security applications will often share the same network with numerous other IoT devices deployed for different purposes. Helping to keep communications among these IoT devices secured when sensitive information is exchanged is a critical requirement but often overlooked. Windows 10 IoT is designed to natively support multiple encryption methodologies for communications between industry and mobile devices. Enterprises can rely on Windows 10 IoT enterprise-grade security to help protect user identity through two-factor authentication, protect sensitive information through device data encryption, and protect against unauthorized access through secured remote access.

Secure facilities.

The security of physical facilities is mission critical. Access tools like physical keys, key cards, key pads, bio-scanners, and security guards are just the beginning. Even the smallest of devices running Windows 10 IoT can provide support for industry-standard TPM. Systems are more secure when each device is security-hardened and resilient—protecting customer data, maintaining privacy, and limiting access to other systems.


Get ready to transform your business with Microsoft technology

As IoT continues to evolve, it becomes increasingly important to build devices on an IoT platform that correctly balances security needs, the user experience, and the resource constraints of diverse devices. Microsoft brings enterprise-grade security to protect user and device identities, data, and connections. Windows 10 empowers organizations to build their Internet of Things today with advanced security technologies on a platform that is always innovating to meet tomorrow’s demands. Proactively detect security vulnerabilities, automatically restrict access, and provide notifications and recommendations across cloud services and identity with Azure Security Center.


Get more information on Microsoft and the expanding security sector:

  • Visit the Microsoft Trust Center for info about data protection, regulatory compliance, and more.


Get ready to transform your business with Microsoft technology

As IoT continues to evolve, it becomes increasingly important to build devices on an IoT platform that correctly balances security needs, the user experience, and the resource constraints of diverse devices. Microsoft brings enterprise-grade security to protect user and device identities, data, and connections. Windows 10 empowers organizations to build their Internet of Things today with advanced security technologies on a platform that is always innovating to meet tomorrow’s demands. Proactively detect security vulnerabilities, automatically restrict access, and provide notifications and recommendations across cloud services and identity with Azure Security Center.


Get more information on Microsoft and the expanding security sector:

  • Visit the Microsoft Trust Center for info about data protection, regulatory compliance, and more.

 

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