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5 Big IoT Security Challenges (And How To Overcome Them)

Dylan Martin

CRN talks to tech executives and engineers about some of the biggest IoT security challenges in the industry and how organizations can try to overcome them.

More Devices, More Problems

The IoT market continues to grow, and that means an increasing number of devices entering the world, opening up all kinds of new IoT security challenges.

It’s not that companies are looking to open the attack surface for hackers more than ever before. Many of them believe IoT applications can bring new value to businesses, governments and consumers alike, but for IoT to be a net benefit, organizations developing and using IoT applications need to ensure that they are secure as possible and do more good than bad in the world.

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However, there are no silver bullets to doing IoT security right.

“There is no single solution that will solve all the problems,” said Anahit Tarkhanyan, an IoT security architect and principal engineer at semiconductor giant Intel. “It is a process and a process that requires all the participants and supply chain in an ecosystem to work together.”

What follows are five big IoT security challenges and how organizations can try to overcome them, based on interviews with executives at IoT security startups and other companies.

Dylan Martin

Dylan Martin is a senior editor at CRN covering the semiconductor, PC, mobile device, and IoT beats. He has distinguished his coverage of the semiconductor industry thanks to insightful interviews with CEOs and top executives; scoops and exclusives about product, strategy and personnel changes; and analyses that dig into the why behind the news.   He can be reached at

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