Many cybersecurity professionals are now resigned to watching the rise of Internet of Things (IoT) play out much like an all too familiar horror movie. They know the potential victims shouldn’t go for a walk the woods at night by themselves without a flashlight. Nevertheless, for some inexplicable reason, the stars of the show go ahead anyway knowing full well their potential fate.
A new survey of 700 enterprise IT organizations located in five countries (China, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom and the U.S.) conducted by the market research firm Vanson Bourne on behalf of Irdeto, a provider of security software and services for IoT environments, finds 82% of organizations that manufacture IoT devices are concerned that the devices they develop are not adequately secured from a cyberattack. A full 90% said their organizations have already been impacted on some level by such attacks with the average cost impact being $330,000. Only 7% of respondents said that their organization has everything it needs to address cybersecurity issues. A full 93% of manufacturers along with 96% of users of IoT devices said the cybersecurity of the IoT devices they build or employ could be improved to a great extent or to some extent.New survey: 82% of organizations that manufacture IoT devices are concerned that the devices they develop are not adequately secured from a cyberattack. Click To Tweet
Mike Vizard has covered IT for more than 25 years, and has edited or contributed to a number of tech publications including InfoWorld, eWeek, CRN, Baseline, ComputerWorld, TMCNet and Digital Review. He currently blogs for IT Business Edge and contributes to CIOinsight, The Channel Insider, Programmableweb and Slashdot. Mike also blogs about emerging cloud technology for SmarterMSP.