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Cyber Security: Are IoT deployments in India safe from hackers?

August 19, 2019 / financialexpress

As of June 30, 2019, over 15% of smart cities project, 14 % of financial services and and 14 % of utilities that are part of various sectors in India came under cyber security attack, as per Subex, a digital trust solution provider for telcos in India. According to it, this is a result of increasing interest of hackers in critical infrastructures in the country, especially on Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. IoT deployments provide a series of entry points for hackers to enter into a network, that require active security and monitoring. These attacks have seen 22% increase from the previous quarter. The attacks originated in European countries such as Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia predominantly and were aimed at New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru in India. Mexico and Brazil fall next in the order of top origins of malware attacks.