Security, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Software Defined Workplace: What do you need to consider?
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Recently I started a blog series on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Software Defined Workplace. The first entry in the series looked at how the Software Defined Workplace could be impacted in an IoT enabled Enterprise, and most of the impacts discussed were listed as potential benefits. However, these benefits hinted at potential serious concerns around privacy and security. As the Enterprise gains more and more information about employees and the workplace, how does this change the approach to security? How do they manage and secure all of these new and interesting devices, sensors and things? As more information leads to clearer contextual information about employee activities, how does an organization secure and take advantage of this to enhance the employee experience without opening concerns about privacy? These are legitimate concerns that all organizations will be grappling with as the IoT enabled enterprise becomes a reality.
So let’s look at security within the context of the IoT enabled enterprise. Within an enterprise IoT deployment there will be three basic layers.
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