The enterprise is finally coming to realize just how risky Internet of Things (IoT) devices are to their security postures. Whether it comes from unencrypted communication with devices, hard-coded passwords, vulnerability-ridden unmanaged devices, or insecure configurations, a huge flaw always seems to be lurking around the corner with regard to IoT deployments.
It’s only natural for new-ish technology. IoT is following a common progression in security maturation that’s happened so many times in everything from Wi-Fi to Web apps.
However, as IoT progresses, a number of factors add a greater depth to the IoT problem. Some up the ante considerably by putting way more at risk — either in consequence or cost — when an IoT device is compromised.