CSPi Launches Cybersecurity Solution to Address Commercial IoT Security Risks

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CSPi Launches Cybersecurity Solution to Address Commercial IoT Security Risks

Provider of cybersecurity and packet capture products CSPi, announced a new approach to addressing the unique security challenges (IoT Security Risks) found in IoT-devices, especially in the medical (IoMT) and industrial markets. With Gartner estimating that over 25 percent of cyber-attacks will involve IoT devices by 2020, addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities is a major focus for organizations of all sizes and in all industries.

CSPi and Seceon have partnered and developed a solution using a simple API integration between ARIA SDS Packet Intelligence application and aiSIEM to solve a big security challenge for IoT: Endpoint detection and response (EDR) applications and other bolt-on security services cannot be deployed on IoT devices.
Commercial IoT devices have proven to be hard to secure since security considerations have often been deprioritized in order to maximize business returns. Many IoT devices have limited capacity to run third-party security applications like EDRs. With more and more IoT devices being used, high quantities of sensitive data is being shared across many devices. Hackers now have more avenues to exploit, which makes security risks exponentially greater.

The potential consequences associated with unsecured IoT devices are much worse than people may realize,

said Gary Southwell, GM, CSPi.

For example, a compromised medical IoT device can threaten a patient’s life, or if an industrial infrastructure, such as a power grid, is taken offline, it can cripple a city. When assessing how best to solve for the security vulnerabilities found in commercial IoT devices, it just made sense to partner with Seceon and leverage their aiSIEM solution. With an easy-to-deploy API the tools work seamlessly to control CSPi’s nVoy Security Appliances, which act as ARIA SDS in-line probes, which can automatically detect, contain and then disrupt any intrusion prior to data exfiltration or other damage.

The ARIA Packet Intelligence application deploys transparently inside the network and detects and monitors the traffic originating from all IoT devices. It classifies all the traffic related to those devices, at line rate, and creates enriched NetFlow metadata, which are ingested by Seceon’s aiSIEM. The aiSIEM’s ability to take in network flow data sourced from the ARIA SDS solution allows it to find difficult-to-detect network-born threats, including those from IoT devices (IoT Security Risks).
The aiSIEM can also instruct the ARIA SDS probes to stop only specific threat conversations, while allowing critical applications and devices to continue to operate. The solution also provides implementable network-based microsegmentation, preventing rogue IoT devices from trying to communicate with devices or applications they should not.

We are very excited to join forces with CSPi and solve the unique challenges of securing commercial IoT devices,

stated Chandra Panday, CEO, Seceon.

Our aiSIEM solution was designed from the ground up to deliver a comprehensive approach to securing the complexity of evolving threat vectors, such as those found in medical and industrial IoT devices. When coupled with our aiMSSP offerings, both enterprises and MSSPs have a powerful new MDR solution to surgically stop more threats within the network, including those impacting IoT devices.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: CSPi

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