This Cybersecurity Month, I’m pleased to present you with the second installment of the Ask the IoT Whiz #CiscoChat podcast, Defending Your Operations in the Era of IoT. In this episode we take a look at the possibilities and potential threats of Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

As connected devices continue to proliferate across the extended enterprise — helping to drive revenue growth, optimize processes, increase efficiency, and make for more meaningful customer interactions — so too do the risks of security breaches. This is the challenge many companies now face: How to make the most of IoT opportunities while protecting infrastructure and data.

In this podcast episode, I chat with IoT Product Marketing Manager John Reno, Security Product Marketing Manager Steve Caimi, and IoT Security TME Mustafa Mustafa. John, Steve, and Mustafa walk through the current IoT landscape before sharing how Cisco’s IoT Threat Defense solution helps customers keep their operations secure. Tune in for answers to the following questions:

  • What are the primary IoT threats?
  • What are the key security challenges businesses face with IoT?
  • How does Cisco IoT Threat Defense work? What are best practices?

For perspective on this pervasive problem, as well as several solutions, listen to the podcast below or on Soundcloud.

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Want more of Ask the IoT Whiz? Check out Episode 1, Migrating M2M Networks to IP.

Remember to contribute to the conversation yourself in the comments or on social media by following  @Cisco_IoT on Twitter.


Stephanie Gaspar

No Longer with Cisco