Securing Overlooked IoT Devices from Cyber Criminals – Security Today




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When it comes to cybersecurity, many organizations overlook IoT devices; but it is imperative that they are given equal consideration, as these devices are connected to the internet (i.e. printers, security cameras and smart home hubs) and can serve as an open door for cyber criminals. According to cybersecurity and anti-virus provider, Kaspersky, 1.51 billion IoT breaches occurred from January to June 2021, with many cyber criminals exploiting the telnet remote access protocol. Keeping this in mind, a vital part in creating an effective cybersecurity plan is securing internet-enabled devices—especially in hybrid environments, with work being done both in the office and remote.
To protect against a cybersecurity incident, organizations must be aware of popular device vulnerabilities, develop strong security protection methods for devices, and provide ample cybersecurity training to employees. Education is the greatest tool at our disposal and being aware of the threats is the first step in a comprehensive security plan.
1. Understanding the Threat – Device Vulnerabilities and Exploits
IoT devices can often be overlooked when creating an effective cybersecurity plan, but due to their connection to the internet, any vulnerability in the device can act as a back door to the entire network. IoT devices are constantly being developed and utilized in workspaces, and the implementation of new devices that potentially lack security measures can create a dangerously open environment that can lead to unauthorized access to both new and legacy devices. Common vulnerabilities to address include:

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