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Known Security Vulnerabilities Are a Hacker's Guide to an IoT Breach
The Internet of Things is a powerful trend, but its growth could be hindered by unpatched open-source vulnerabilities.
Nov 17, 2017—
While there is still more than another month left before the end of the year, we should consider 2017 a year of historic hacking. While incomplete, this year has been tainted with numerous hacking incidents, including WannaCry, Petya and Cloudbleed. Of course, the most significant hack of the year, to date, was the Equifax data breach, which exposed the personal data of nearly 148 million people.
The bad guys are really good at what they do. And they are winning.
That's right. The IT teams and managed service providers (MSP) responsible for guarding the systems from hackers are failing to address what should, at first blush, be a fairly easy correction: namely, patching known security vulnerabilities.
The IoT Is a Potentially Much Larger Issue
While tens of billions of dollars are spent annually to secure computing, telephony and banking networks, a PwC survey reports that less than 28 percent of polled companies have begun to deploy the added security needed to guard against the increased risk of cyber-attacks on IoT networks.
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