The internet of things (IoT) is a living, breathing beast that’s surreptitiously infiltrating our lives. We now have smart cities where the street lights and trash bins are calculating data to schedule efficient lighting and trash pickup. Our homes are connected to devices that allow remote adjustment of lights and temperature to our liking. Then there’s the IoT devices in the enterprise which monitor our health in the medical industry, monitor your assets, assist with manufacturing and maintain security.
These devices are everywhere and attackers have taken notice. The DYN DDoS attack alone proved to the industry that attackers are already using IoT devices for attacks. It’s not only plausible, but has already happened and will most likely increase.
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Author Bio: Matthew Pascucci is a Security Architect, Privacy Advocate, Security Blogger, and is the Cybersecurity Practice Manager at CCSI. He holds multiple information security certificates and has had the opportunity to write and speak about cybersecurity for the past decade. He’s the founder of www.frontlinesentinel.com and can be contacted via his blog, on Twitter @matthewpascucci, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.