IoT devices are an enterprise security time bomb

The Internet of Things (IoT) is causing serious security concerns for enterprises worldwide with few companies capable of securing them as they are unable to identify devices properly, according to new research.

On Wednesday, ForeScout Technologies revealed the results of a new survey into the challenges IoT poses for the enterprise.

The survey, conducted by Forrester Consulting, suggests that IoT and operational technology (OT) are having a serious impact on the way businesses conduct themselves today — and pose a huge risk due to a lack of information and appropriate security practices.

According to the survey, based on responses from 603 IT and line-of-business (LoB) decision-makers involved in enterprise security teams across the US, UK, Germany, France, Australia and New Zealand, a massive 82 percent of companies are not confident about passing audits as they are unable to identify all IoT and OT devices on their networks.

To make matters worse, when asked who is responsible for the security of such devices, respondents did not have a clear answer.

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Source: ZDNet