Sunday, March 15, 2020

Report: Shadow IoT is prevalent, insecure

While the data protection pitfalls around the Internet of Things are undeniably numerous, new research from security vendor Zscaler underlines that one of the most serious problems emanates from the growing trend of “shadow IoT,” or the use of employee-owned devices on corporate networks.

The company’s “IoT in the Enterprise 2020” report says the blurring of the line between home and office is making the enterprise network less secure, even as businesses grapple with security issues around strictly corporate IoT endpoints like data collection terminals and industrial control devices.

“[T]he analysis also showed enterprise traffic generated by unauthorized IoT devices such as digital home assistants, TV set-top boxes, IP cameras, smart home devices, smart TVs, smart watches, and even automotive multimedia systems,” the report said.

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Thanks to Jon Gold (see source)

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