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Why securing IoT devices at the network level is key

September 25, 2019 / Simon Eappariello

Gartner estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2021. Even today there are almost twice as many internet-enabled devices than there are people. IoT is already enriching our lives, adding convenience and efficiency but from an organisational perspective, it’s become difficult to manage. Not least, the sheer variety of devices is overwhelming. Many IoT devices are not secure ‘out of the box’ with easily ‘guessable’ default passwords and require a level of technical expertise before they should be plugged into the network. How can any business be certain that this is taken care of, particularly when many IoT devices will be installed by third parties such as a contractor?