May 15, 2017

IoT and Security - What the Internet of Things Means to Your Security

Increased Connectivity Can Potentially Mean an Increased Risk of Attack

In 2013, there were approximately 9.9 million objects and/or devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), and by the year

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May 15, 2017

IoT and Security - What the Internet of Things Means to Your Security

Increased Connectivity Can Potentially Mean an Increased Risk of Attack

In 2013, there were approximately 9.9 million objects and/or devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), and by the year

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IoT and Security - What the Internet of Things Means to Your Security

Posted by GlassHouse Systems on May 15, 2017 1:38:06 PM
Increased Connectivity Can Potentially Mean an Increased Risk of Attack

In 2013, there were approximately 9.9 million objects and/or devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), and by the year 2020, that figure is expected to jump astronomically. According to the Spark Labs Global Ventures’ Internet of Things & Hardware Industry Report 2016, Verizon predicts that the number of B2B IoT connections will increase to 5.4 billion by 2020. According to Gartner, the overall number is predicted to be 20.8 billion by 2020. Virtually all the devices which we use around the home and in the work place to make life easier will be connected to the Internet, which will present some amazing opportunities for innovation and enhanced usability. On the other hand, it will also provide a plethora of targets for hacking by the criminal-minded, and open up a whole new area of risk for security systems.

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Topics: cyber security, Internet of Things, IoT, MSSP, risk, Security, threats, analytics, hacking