There is no denying it: smart technology has penetrated almost every aspect of modern existence. From virtual assistants and self-driving cars to security cameras and smart vending machines, our homes and offices are filled with more internet-connected devices than ever. However, there is an often-overlooked risk involved with widely and rapidly adopting these technologies: the additional attack vectors they open to cybercriminals.
IoT devices are often not designed with security in mind. They are versatile, yet vulnerable. Built with limited security controls, these devices are commonly targeted by cybercriminals and used to launch attacks on other parts of the networks connected to them. A single threat to any part of the system can compromise the entire network.
Securing the IoT is a challenging task that requires large-scale collaboration and effort, but it must be done. Cybersecurity can no longer be an afterthought. You must harden your defenses with the mindset that the wellbeing of your organization is at stake. Because it is.