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How to Provide IoT Security in the ‘Connected Everything’ Era: NIST Guidelines

August 06, 2019 / Moshe Elias

Do you remember the name Mirai? Sure, you do. Back in 2016, Mirai became the first IoT botnet to make headlines by hitting global DNS provider Dyn and taking down almost half of the Internet. Now, Mirai is back with a new target. Last week, researchers from IBM X-Force found that variants of the infamous botnet are increasingly targeting enterprise IoT devices – as opposed to simpler devices like home routers and CCTV cameras. It’s no secret that IoT-based attacks are already a problem. Businesses face serious risks from IoT devices and almost 20% of organizations have detected an IoT-based attack in the past three years, according to a 2018 Gartner IoT Security Survey Report.