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5 steps to get IoT cybersecurity and third parties in sync

Typically, vulnerability assessments of the devices themselves can be performed without the vendor’s or manufacturer’s authorization, Cornell said. But enterprises should review their licensing agreements, which may have prohibitions against practices such as reverse-engineering, he cautioned.

Performing security tests on any supporting services, though, will typically require the participation, or at least the explicit consent, of the IoT system provider. “Requesting the access to perform security testing is best done during the acquisition process when the enterprise has leverage, not after,” Cornell said.

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