“The widespread use of mobile devices, and the mainstream adoption of cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have opened whole new platforms for attacks,” warns Sherif El-Nabawi, Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Symantec Asia Pacific.
Unlike a desktop computer or laptop, which will typically have security software installed and receive automatic security updates, an IoT device’s only protection may be an easily guessed default user name and password. While manufacturers should take the lead in the security of the products that are released in the market, it is equally important that businesses are aware of the risks and vulnerabilities these devices are exposed to.
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This post may contain excerpts from an article entitled “Be Prepared for More Cyber Attacks” published in The Business Times on 20 September, 2017.