Internet of Things (IOT): Seven enterprise risks to consider

The Internet of Things is a growing enterprise threat. Learn about the seven key IoT risks to prepare for before implementing an IoT policy.

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The day when virtually every electronic device -- from phones and cars to refrigerators and light switches -- will...

be connected to the Internet is not far away. The number of Internet-connected devices is growing rapidly and is expected to reach 50 billion by 2020.

However innovative and promising it seems, this so-called Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon significantly increases the number of security risks businesses and consumers will inevitably face. Any device connecting to the Internet with an operating system comes with the possibility of being compromised, in turn becoming a backdoor for attackers into the enterprise.

In this article, we will discuss the proliferation of the Internet of Things and explore what enterprises can do to manage the security risks associated with IoT devices.

What is the IoT? Why is it growing in popularity?

This was first published in March 2014
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