The number of devices tied to the Internet of Things (IoT)—the interconnected devices that connect to the internet without humans—is skyrocketing. While this exponential growth generates tremendous business opportunities, there are also a lot of IoT security risks that need to be assessed and mitigated.
IoT devices are essential for digital transformation, and they're already present in many aspects of our lives. Whether it's smart appliances, security systems at home or in the office, digital assistants such as Alexa and Google Home, healthcare devices or industrial machinery, the use cases for IoT devices are seemingly endless.
The primary security concern is that every one of these devices may be connected to the internet. If you're using IoT for your business, hackers could connect to that device and use it to reach your network.