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Unmonitored Internet Of Things Risks

Internet of things is a broad label which covers anything on the network that is a physical device these are a large risks to current businesses.

Internet of things risks

Inherently parts of a business or home are overlooks as certain devices are not assumed to be a risk or concern. All devices that have the capability to interact with data in any form are a risk to a business this is a growing area of concern.

Real world examples

One bizarre event in which a fish tank was effectively hacked inside a casino which used connected monitoring of the tank to adjust temperature. This was used to collect 10 GB of data from the network this is largely a oversight by the casino as who would think a fish tank would be a surface to attack.

What to consider as a internet of things risk

Anything that interacts with the network this can be Wi-Fi connecting bears which is another well known case study which leaked half a million users account details and voice recordings. This can also be Wi-Fi connecting thermostats which can be taken over by bad actions and listen in. Smart devices in the workplace or home pose quite a significant threat and are often targets for attacks.

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Alex Cunningham
Alex is an information governance graduate, his main role is to support clients on how to help mitigate information security risks. Having recently graduated with a degree in Cyber Security with a focus on user-based security issues and risks. Alex enjoys playing video games, watching movies and going outside to visit new places with his dog Ruby.
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