IoT Cybersecurity Trends To Look Out For In 2019

 
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IoT Cybersecurity Trends To Look Out For In 2019

You just found out that the smart coffee maker in your office break room has been hijacked and has been sending millions of spam emails for months. Worse, your corporate internet router was used by overseas hackers to conduct distributed denial-of service (DDoS) attacks against another company, or against your own government. In both cases, your company wasn’t even the ultimate target of the attacks. Imagine if it was….

Expensive, embarrassing incidents like these are becoming more common and more advanced in the ever-growing internet of things (IoT) and could have serious consequences — especially for small and medium businesses (SMBs) that can ill afford the fallout. The IoT isn’t new, but it has yet to reach its full potential. As 5G networks gradually roll out in major cities over the next year, the number of connected devices is expected to explode. Businesses have already been the earliest adopters of IoT technology, and thus the canaries in the coal mine for the newest cyberattacks. They will likely continue to be on the cutting edge of new connected technologies and the threats that come with them over the next few years.

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YEC for Forbes.com

 

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