IoT Security During COVID-19: What We've Learned & Where We're Going

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Aamir Lakhani

Vigilance and ongoing training combined with an integrated security framework are key aspects of a successful strategy in the fight against the latest crop of pandemic opportunists.
When the pandemic began, organizations worldwide rapidly transitioned to a remote work model. In their rush to ensure business continuity, however, many left their networks exposed to cybercriminals. Furthermore, the potential attack surface of these organizations continues to expand because of digital innovation and business growth, further increasing risk. At the same time, the speed and sophistication of cyberattacks continues to make defending the network more challenging.

With IT teams on constant alert, it can be difficult for organizations to see the big picture. The move to remote work exacerbated the current situation by adding hundreds or thousands of potential attack vectors overnight as remote workers, their devices, and sometimes their home networks were brought onto the network. Consequently...

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