Bring Your Own Threat: Securing IT in the Age of IoT

The Internet of Things is seeping into the workplace. Wary of vulnerabilities in IoT devices, firms are now having to worry about this new security threat that’s inside the house.


Maintaining a firm’s digital defenses is the top priority for information security officers, but that job becomes difficult when the walls can, quite literally, have ears. Today, it isn’t an employee’s smart phone that cybersecurity experts are worried about—it’s the Wi-Fi-connected refrigerator in the kitchen, the digital cappuccino maker and the smart photo frame on an employee’s desk. Any of these could be compromised if left unsecured, and anyone could be listening in.

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