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IoT Security: Trickier Than You Think


In the new digital economy, access to data is critical. Meeting the shifting demands of consumers, monitoring and managing critical network and system components in real time, and creating algorithms to extract meaningful information from the Big Data these devices can generate are all necessary to compete in the new digital marketplace. Part of this digital transformation is the adoption of IoT devices and networks, which continue to be deployed in networks at an unprecedented rate.

Of course, adding dozens, or hundreds, or even thousands of new devices to a network carries a lot of implications, not the least of which is security. The challenge is that IoT describes a wide range of devices and connectivity methods that many organizations may not be fully prepared to secure and control.

Here is a brief overview of IoT from a security perspective

IoT devices are inherently insecure

This past year we have seen a number of major cyberattacks targeting IoT devices, such as...(continued)

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