Managing the Risks of IoT
Our definition of a necessary third-party patch is about to get much broader. With more IoT devices connecting to your network, it becomes mandatory to know what’s out there.
Back in May 2017, an 11-year old boy took the stage and showed that cybersecurity is about to get much more difficult. Using a Raspberry Pi, Python, and a Wi-Fi enabled teddy bear, this ‘cyber ninja’ scanned a cybersecurity conference and hacked devices from the audience.
Reuben Paul, the boy in question, tweeted after: “It was fun but I hope people did not miss the message – Secure IoT before the Internet of Toys becomes the Internet of Threats.”
This lesson must not be missed. We must find a way to secure the Internet of Things. Attacks are already being executed taking advantage of the IoT. When an 11-year-old can illustrate the dangers using a teddy bear, it’s time to take a hard look at what any of us are doing to protect our businesses.
We’ve already begun to see the IoT change the way we live and work. As this trend accelerates, solutions need to emerge to protect our privacy.
Syxsense is ready and at the forefront of that battle. Our product is the first of its kind; able to detect and manage devices in the IoT.
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