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Your Employees' IoT Devices are a Cyberhacker's Best Friend

April 04, 2018 / Phil Merson

By 2020, the installed base of Internet of Things devices is forecast to grow to almost 31 billion worldwide. More than 65 percent of enterprises will be deploying IoT products by that year, according to a report by Gartner. In its IoT analysis, Gartner notes that major distributed denial of service attacks have occurred because cybercriminals were able to exploit security weaknesses of thousands of IoT devices. And as Gartner warns, with the proliferation of these devices, these DDoS events will escalate.As enterprises step up their use of IoT devices, they need to put into place the same level of strenuous security measures they use to protect all their other hardware, software, or data assets. The most effective way to help prevent cyberattacks is to treat every IoT device as a possible threat.