Rethinking IoT Security: It's Not About the Devices

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May Wang

Across the rapidly changing enterprise landscape, Internet of Things (IoT) security is top of mind for most organizations. As cybersecurity leaders, we know that the growing amount of IoT devices means more data and more opportunities for attackers.

The risk that organizations face is exacerbated by the pace of IoT adoption — a forecast from International Data Corporation estimates that there will be 41.6 billion connected IoT devices, or "things," by 2025.

In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has demolished the enterprise network perimeter. Networks are now highly distributed, including remote branches, mobile employees, and even the home, leaving many organizations with little visibility into these IoT devices and traffic.

Further compounding the issue, these distributed networks of IoT devices, which now include...

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