The Rise of the Internet of Things
Security Magazine | January 20, 2020
They are already here. And they might already outnumber us. Their proliferation is breath-taking, with an estimated population reaching 125 billion in the next 10 years. Internet of Things (IoT) devices are the faces of a societal digital transformation, poised to revolutionize the way we live, play, and work. But are we really in control of this exponential explosion of Internet-connected machines? And, what does this massive network mean from a security perspective? There are many risks associated with IoT devices which could affect everything from wearables to the industrial control systems behind power grids. A new generation of malware is targeting gadgets faster than ever before. Indeed, the average time required to compromise a vulnerable IoT device connected to the Internet is now only five minutes.