NetCentrics Employee Published in Tripwire

Colby Proffitt, a Senior Analyst for NetCentrics Corporation, has published an article in Tripwire titled Protecting Critical Infrastructure in the Age of IoT. In his article, Colby highlights the cyber challenges and risks of IoT, and acknowledges the need to implement standards and best practices for a unified, fortified front against cyber adversaries. Colby then offers five recommendations for both government and industry to consider as a means to combat cyber adversaries and protect critical infrastructure, including networks, systems and data, without barring the benefits and use of new technology on those networks.

The Internet of Things: Providing Convenience at the Expense of Security

In the United States, critical infrastructure is defined as “systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.”