OWASP For IoT Security - 8

I8: Lack of device management

The ability to remotely access, diagnose, and control the functionality of your deployed IoT devices is known as IoT device management. There are numerous important reasons for the importance of this capability.

The scale of your network, whether the devices are physically accessible, and how geographically spread your devices are all aspects to consider. Regardless of their number or position, you'll need to keep an eye on them and refresh their capabilities and intelligence with firmware updates or security patches on a regular basis to ensure their current, secure, and compliant.

Many IoT applications are built to give valuable data to analysts, operators, and business decision-makers. These business activities require seamless integration of the IoT device management platform with third-party IoT cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. MQTT and HTTP are examples of IoT device management protocols and web services that can be used to do this.

IoT devices capture a large amount of data and communicate with linked end-points and components without requiring human engagement. They're linked for back-and-forth communication with the networked sensors, components, and ecosystem on a unified platform, which raises the necessity for high-level secure device management in the Internet of Things. Regardless of the structure and scale of subsequent devices and IoT solutions, the lack of device management gives attackers complete freedom. In light of this, methodical device management, which includes asset management, system monitoring, update management, reaction capabilities, and secure decommissioning is required for device security support.

A software solution that unifies and simplifies the management of IoT devices and software is known as an IoT device management platform. It's the same thing as a platform for linked devices. An IoT device management platform can have a wide range of features and functionalities, but in general, they manage data sent by IoT devices, the backend systems that process the data, the provisioning of software updates to IoT devices, and general device lifecycle administration, as well as provide analytics on IoT device and application usage.

Specifically, the role of an IoT device management platform is to give remote access, configuration management, and security to an IoT system. When choosing an IoT device management platform for IoT devices, consider features such as robust and complex APIs, a customized dashboard, the platform's ability to send custom scripts to deployed devices, device grouping and control, and access to edge devices. Professional IoT development companies can help for creating customized IoT Device management platforms.

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