Configuration and vulnerability analysis in Amazon IoT SiteWise - Amazon IoT SiteWise
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Configuration and vulnerability analysis in Amazon IoT SiteWise

IoT fleets can consist of large numbers of devices that have diverse capabilities, are long-lived, and are geographically distributed. These characteristics make fleet setup complex and error-prone. Because devices are often constrained in computational power, memory, and storage capabilities, this limits the use of encryption and other forms of security on the devices themselves. Also, devices often use software with known vulnerabilities. These factors make IoT fleets an attractive target for hackers and make it difficult to secure your device fleet on an ongoing basis.

Amazon IoT Device Defender addresses these challenges by providing tools to identify security issues and deviations from best practices. You can use Amazon IoT Device Defender to analyze, audit, and monitor connected devices to detect abnormal behavior, and mitigate security risks. Amazon IoT Device Defender can audit device fleets to ensure they adhere to security best practices and detect abnormal behavior on devices. This makes it possible to enforce consistent security policies across your Amazon IoT device fleet and respond quickly when devices are compromised. For more information, see Amazon IoT Device Defender in the Amazon IoT Developer Guide.

If you use Amazon IoT SiteWise gateways to ingest data to the service, it's your responsibility to configure and maintain your gateway's environment. This responsibility includes upgrading to the latest versions of the gateway's system software, Amazon IoT Greengrass software, and the Amazon IoT SiteWise connector. For more information, see Configure the Amazon IoT Greengrass core in the Amazon IoT Greengrass Version 1 Developer Guide and Upgrading a connector.