IoT and malware top the worries list for industrial tech firms


Industrial players, like power plants, manufacturers or water treatment centres, are embracing IoT at a great pace, but failing to consider security issues, new research has said.

A report by Kaspersky Lab has claimed that while these types of organisations turn more towards IoT, they’re not doing enough to protect these investments, which makes them a sitting duck for cybercriminals.

Almost two thirds (65 per cent) of companies believe that ICS security risks are more likely with IoT. The report also states that they are investing in security for their IT networks, but are ‘leaving the doors to their operational technology wide open’.

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Source: ITProPortal