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5/19/2016
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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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Where Is The IoT Risk Highest?

Spiceworks recently polled IT professionals to figure out their sentiments on IoT security. Respondents ranked which devices posed the greatest risk of security threat and interestingly, wearable devices topped the list. Some respondents mentioned concern of outsider hijacking of these devices that could enable an attacker to eavesdrop or easily steal data from the network.

Image Source: http://www.spiceworks.com/marketing/iot-trends/report/

Where Is The IoT Risk Highest?

Spiceworks recently polled IT professionals to figure out their sentiments on IoT security. Respondents ranked which devices posed the greatest risk of security threat and interestingly, wearable devices topped the list. Some respondents mentioned concern of outsider hijacking of these devices that could enable an attacker to eavesdrop or easily steal data from the network.

Image Source: http://www.spiceworks.com/marketing/iot-trends/report/

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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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