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Kudelski Group and Pepper IoT Announce Joint Initiative to Protect Consumer Data

December 05, 2018 / Ken Briodagh

According to a recent announcement, the Kudelski Group, digital security provder, and Pepper IoT, Internet of Things platform and service provider, have launched a long-term collaboration to protect IoT service providers and retailers from cybersecurity risks and increase consumer confidence in connected device security. The two companies reportedly will work together to influence best practices and criteria for retailers and service providers to minimize the risk of cybersecurity threats. They will also provide the tools and capabilities for device manufacturers to meet those best practices and criteria. In 2020, the total number of IoT devices installed across the world will rise to 20.4 billion, according to analyst firm Gartner. This explosive growth in connected devices creates an exponentially larger attack surface every year. Hackers and nation-states are increasingly leveraging IoT vulnerabilities to carry out DDoS attacks, steal consumer data and invade the privacy of our home...