How to Close IoT Security Gaps

Protecting IoT devices is currently one of the biggest challenges in network security. These devices are also one of the most common reasons organizations fail network security audits. IoT security challenges are growing at a staggering pace, with Gartner predicting the IoT market will reach an estimated 20.4 billion devices by 2020. While there is no question IoT-enabled devices such as security cameras, HVAC sensors and printers deliver operational and efficiency...

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Solving the Industrial IoT Challenge: How Manufacturing Companies Can Keep Devices Secure

Solving the Industrial IoT Challenge: How Manufacturing Companies Can Keep Devices Secure

Whether manufacturing organizations are retrofitting IoT devices into existing manufacturing equipment or buying new equipment that already includes IoT devices and sensors, it is clear that IoT devices are poised to dramatically improve manufacturing efficiency. The “IoT in manufacturing” market is predicted to grow at a 29% compound annual growth rate to become a $45.3 billion market by 2022.  IoT devices are especially valuable in terms of productivity and planning for...

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Rise of the IoT Botnets

There are many doomsday cyber scenarios that keep security professionals awake at night. Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the Internet and current vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google, speaking at an event in Washington, D.C., in 2015, shared his: waking up to the headline that 1,000 smart refrigerators were used to conduct a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack to take down a critical piece of...

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Data breaches through wearables put target squarely on IoT in 2017

Forrester predicts that more than 500,000 Internet of Things (IoT) devices will suffer a compromise in 2017, dwarfing Heartbleed. Drop the mic—enough said. With the sheer velocity of how the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks spread through common household items such as DVR players, makes this sector scary from a security standpoint. “Today, firms are developing IoT firmware with open source components in a rush to market. Unfortunately, many are delivering these IoT...

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Protect Your Network from an IoT Device Attack - Like the Recent DDoS Assault on Dyn

Protect Your Network from an IoT Device Attack – Like the Recent DDoS Assault on Dyn

On October 21st, waves of crippling Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks left some of the most prominent names on the web struggling to ensure consistent access. Dyn, Inc., a company that provides domain name services for about 6% of Fortune 500 Companies, including Twitter, PayPal and Netflix, found itself battling DDoS attacks from a group of hackers. This, in turn, created access problems for an array of popular websites. What makes this DDoS...

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