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Oct 23, 2018

Peggy chats with Senthil Ramakrishnan, lead member of technical staff in AT&T’s Internet of Things organization, who says one of the first steps with cybersecurity is understanding what IoT is—and it starts at the c-level. The primary mistake companies make is they deploy IoT without understanding the difference between IT and IoT. Often, they don’t include the new cybersecurity challenges that the IoT brings. The second challenge is devices will have a very long lifecycle. He explains that it all starts with education. Today some industrial control systems are still running legacy systems, but a company can use a multilayer strategy to get data off devices to the cloud, he says. Once a company has a multilayer strategy, it can then manage its risk.