Just as hackers will employ poorly secured home networks to get at high-value corporate resources, so too will they exploit vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) hardware for the same purpose, according to Mike Riemer, chief security architect at Pulse Secure.
“A lack of segregation between company IoT/IIoT devices and the rest of the network will result in an increase in breaches,” he says, especially because the OT solutions those devices connect to are increasingly in the cloud. “We will see more hackers looking to infiltrate a host OT system on the web to gain access to various tenants. From there, these bad actors can go in and hit an IoT device on somebody’s network and drop some sort of bot or ransomware on it that then goes after the internal systems.”
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