Brianna White

Staff member
Jul 30, 2019
As we know, IoT devices are becoming increasingly prevalent in our daily lives, from personal assistants and home automation devices to wearables and healthcare devices. In 2022 alone, the number of connected IoT devices was estimated to rise to a staggering 14.4 billion.

While these devices undoubtedly offer convenience and efficiency, they also pose significant cybersecurity risks. This is not just a concern for consumer products; commercial, industrial, and military IoT devices are also at risk. Even devices used to make cities "smart" are not immune.

The key question is, how mindful are we of the impact that IoT devices have on our cybersecurity? How can we ensure that the devices connected to our home or enterprise networks take cybersecurity seriously? How can we protect the data we entrust to these devices?

The primary focus of this discussion is to raise cybersecurity awareness and discuss the potential security impact these devices can have on our networks and infrastructure if left unattended. We need to consider steps we can take to ensure that these IoT devices, which we use so regularly, are set up securely, remain secure, and protect our data to the best of their ability.

Here are some points to consider:
  1. How can we ensure that IoT devices are set up securely from the outset?
  2. What measures can we take to keep these devices secure over time?
  3. How can we ensure that the data handled by these devices is protected?
  4. What strategies can we implement to prevent IoT devices from becoming cybersecurity risks when they are left unattended for extended periods?
I encourage everyone to share their thoughts, experiences, and suggestions on this topic. Your input will be invaluable in helping us understand and address this growing concern.

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