Dark Reading has an article on the potentially catastrophic effects of an Internet of Things (IoT) Ransomware attack. Moving beyond things like cameras, DVRs, smart toys for the kids, and other consumer level devices, the Internet of Things is home to some powerful and significant systems. Public school security, hospital medical devices, building HVAC systems, city street lights … all of these can be found on the Internet of Things. What happens when a criminal holds them for ransom?
Most businesses can trust their IT professionals to give them the best security possible with the resources available. The problem is that there are multiple layers of challenges to IoT security: