Securing IoT: Azure Security Center for IoT


With Iot and Industrial IoT hardware scaling to as many as 20 billion end-point devices by 2020, ensuring security is one of the most important things a hardware manufacturer must do.


While some cloud providers address pieces of this puzzle, Azure is the world’s first cloud offering to deliver an end to end, unified approach to IoT security. With Azure Security Center for IoT, you can find missing security configurations across IOT devices, the edge and cloud. 


Azure Security Center for IoT protects from ever-evolving threats, drawing upon the vast threat intelligence information in the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph, which analyses six trillion signals per day. This means you can take advantage of a single view of security across all their Azure solutions — including Azure IoT solutions, from edge devices to applications — using hundreds of built-in security assessments in a central dashboard.


How Security Center works

When you activate Security Center, a monitoring agent is deployed automatically into Azure virtual machines. For on-premises VMs, you manually deploy the agent. Security Center begins assessing the security state of all your VMs, networks, applications, and data.


Our analytics engines analyze the data and machine learning synthesizes it. Security Center provides recommendations and threat alerts for protecting your workloads. You’ll know right away if there’s been an attack or anomalous activity.


Aggregate your security information in an Azure Monitor workspace for big data querying capabilities. Alternatively, you can query your data through REST APIs, PowerShell cmdlets, or integration with an existing SIEM, such as Azure Sentinel.



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