Fact: 50 percent of organizations have IoT devices on their wireless network at present, according to a February report on Wi-Fi security in the workplace from IT membership community and tools vendor Spiceworks.
Fact: Only 36 percent of IT professionals are confident that they can respond to attacks on IoT hardware.
Inevitable conclusion: “With more and more IoT devices entering the workplace, and botnets such as Mirai posing a worldwide threat—and new ones popping up all the time—we’ll certainly hear more about security lapses on IoT devices in 2019,” according to a recent Spiceworks blog post.
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