The Internet of Things, or IoT, creates a rash of new security problems throughout your business. Without proper handling, the IoT can cause you to significantly increase the volume of traffic moving through your network and raise the number of potential security holes across your business. Fortunately, you can act to secure the IoT in your business and improve your overall security.
Cyber attacks are a real risk for any business and their potential impact is only widening. With an increasing number of businesses relying heavily on technology for record-keeping, financial transactions, and other vital parts of the work day, it’s possible for a cyber attack to decimate a business. As a result, it’s more critical than ever to understand the potential cyber security threats to your business and how to manage them.
IoT, as with every new technology, holds true the dichotomy between enthusiastic adoption and reasonable caution. There are inherent weaknesses to any system, and new tech such as IoT pose a higher cyber security risk while its vulnerabilities are still in discovery.
IoT malware is real, and it is widespread. If a device has the ability to connect to the internet, then it has the ability to be incorporated into a “botnet,” or a massive collection of devices that can all be directed to make demands on a particular website or server at once.
Business leaders and their C-suite team members are used to considering external data describing their global business and financial environments when they sit down to develop or tweak their strategic plans.
The cloud is close to a full take over as the majority of businesses already rely on it for continuity purposes, for disaster recovery, as well as regularly updated and cost effective hosted solutions in place of onsite equipment that immediately depreciates…With innovation comes vulnerability.