"Small and midsized organizations (SMEs) are taking more steps to protect themselves from security risks associated with theInternet of Things(IoT) than large businesses, according to Pwnie Express."
“It’s a bit counterintuitive, because large companieshave the financesand the people to secure their connected devices and critical infrastructure, but smaller operations are doing more with less,” said Pwnie Express CEO Paul Paget. “That said, it is clear that the introduction of IoT into the enterprise is challenging the status quo of IT security across the board.”
Especially troubling was the fact that 41 percent of IT security professionals at companies with more than 1,000 employees did not know what types of attacks (i.e., ransomware, malware, man-in-the-middle attacks) had hit their IoT devices in the last year. Only 25 percent of IT security pros at SMEs were unaware of attacks – a number that is still too high, but much better than the results from the larger companies.
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