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The Top 5 Misconceptions of IoT Network and Device Security


The Internet of Things (IoT) describes an interconnected system of standalone devices, which communicate and transfer data within the existing internet infrastructure, providing greater insight and control over elements in our increasingly connected lives. With an estimated 30 billion connected devices to be deployed across the globe by 2020, the promise of a global Internet of Things is fast approaching, posing a whole new level of threats to connected organizations.

With time IoT devices will become more intuitive and efficient than we ever thought possible and by 2020 it is predicted that there will be 7.3 billion devices installed in organizations. This also means more opportunities for hackers to find new ways of using IoT devices for malicious purposes against corporate networks. Cyber attacks are not new to IoT devices, but as they become more deeply interwoven into our lives and societies, it is becoming increasingly necessary to step up and take cyber defense seriously...