Microsoft announces the Security Program for Azure IoT

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Many critical security vulnerabilities were reported in a number of IoT-enabled devices, ranging from baby monitors to cars and smart watches. To avoid these security issues, IoT implementations should be done with security best practices and standards. To help organizations to get started with IoT safely, Microsoft today announced its new Security Program for Azure IoT, which will help customers understand, manage and deploy IoT faster and with full confidence that their devices, assets and data are secure.

This new program brings together a curated set of best-in-class security auditors customers can choose from to perform a security audit on their IoT solutions, find issues and provide recommendations. The Security Program for Azure IoT will work from the ground up, examining everything from a businesses’ devices and assets to gateways and even communication to the cloud. Casaba Security LLC, CyberX, Praetorian, and Tech Mahindra will be the initial set of security auditors. Microsoft will be working with these security auditing partners and standards organizations, such as the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), to establish industry protocols and best practices for security auditing.

Microsoft is working with best-in-class security auditors with multiple areas of expertise. Our initial auditing partners will deliver independently validated security assessments of our customers’ IoT solutions, find issues and provide recommendations. We are also working with standards organizations and consortia, such as the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), to establish industry protocols and best practices for security auditing at multiple levels of the entire IoT ecosystem.

Read more about it here.

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