Cisco plans to improve IoT security by adapting networks and certifying devices

Cisco Systems is planning a series of initiatives aimed to facilitate both the use and the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The company, which holds a dominant position in Internet protocol networks, plans to bring changes to the networks it owns, in order to adapt them to be used by IoT devices. Cisco also intends to launch a programme to certify IoT devices as compatible with its network-based software. As reported by PC World, the software would automatically authorise IoT devices on a ‘white-list’ basis, allowing only endpoints that are safe, instead of trying to find and block those that are not.