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IoT Security By The Numbers

Some recent stats on adoption rates and perceptions about risks surrounding the Internet of Things.
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Number Of Connected Devices

The risk is real with IoT and its growing. According to figures compiled within a recent Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, there are 25 connected devices per 100 inhabitants in the US. That's only bound to grow, with estimates reaching over 20 billion total devices by 2020.

Image Source: https://www.symantec.com/content/dam/symantec/docs/reports/istr-21-2016-en.pdf

Number Of Connected Devices

The risk is real with IoT and its growing. According to figures compiled within a recent Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, there are 25 connected devices per 100 inhabitants in the US. That's only bound to grow, with estimates reaching over 20 billion total devices by 2020.

Image Source: https://www.symantec.com/content/dam/symantec/docs/reports/istr-21-2016-en.pdf

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enhayden
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enhayden,
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5/30/2016 | 11:36:02 PM
Useful Set of IoT Information/Statistics
Well done on the article regarding industry perspectives on the IoT.  It is good to see that the top concern is security; however, simply worrying about the issue will not solve the security vulnerabilities and weaknesses of IoT.  There need to be more security requirements imposed by the consumers of the IoT technologies.  Simple network segmentation will not solve the challenges.  Instead there needs to be more discipline when connecting to a network and interchanging information.

Again, well done on the collection of statistics and graphics on this important issue.  Thank you.

Ernie Hayden CISSP CEH GICSP(Gold) PSP
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DarronA201,
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5/23/2016 | 4:50:13 AM
Points week made
Great insightful article and good use of numbers.

The No 1 issuee or concern is IoT security, and this appears again and again. However I dont see the enough people doing something about it. They just talk about it, and asse it is covered and all safe as it someones else's issue to solve. 
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