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Shadow IoT devices lurking in the network are major corporate concern

February 03, 2020 / ANASIA D'MELLO

New research has been released that exposes the significant threat posed by shadow Internet of Things (IoT) devices on enterprise networks. The report from Infoblox Inc., a provider of secure cloud-managed network services, is titled What’s Lurking in the Shadows 2020.The research study surveyed 2,650 IT professionals across the US, UK, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and UAE to understand the state of shadow IoT in modern enterprises. Shadow IT devices are defined as IoT devices or sensors in active use within an organisation without IT’s knowledge. Shadow IoT devices can be any number of connected technologies including laptops, mobile phones, tablets, fitness trackers or smart home gadgets like voice assistants that are managed outside of the IT department.