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Building an IoT Immune System

December 27, 2019 / Caleb Fenton
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Billions of moving parts constantly talking to one another; a living network open to foreign invaders and viruses, all connected to a supercomputer housing a wealth of information. I’m referring to the human body, although you’d be forgiven for seeing the obvious parallels with the Internet of Things (IoT).Luckily for us, our bodies house a millennia-old, tried-and-tested immune system to defend us against viruses, identify and destroy malicious intruders and keep us, for the most part, running smoothly. But the same can’t be said for the evolving world of IoT. And it is evolving - rapidly. Gartner predicts that the number of IoT devices is expected to triple from seven billion to 21.5 billion, with 25% of cyber attacks targeting the IoT by the year 2025.