Despite the many advantages, the interconnectedness of IoT presents a substantial challenge to enterprises in terms of grave security risks arising from unmonitored and unsecured devices connected to the network. While enterprise IT teams protect standard IT devices with appropriate network security, the security risks associated with IoT devices are less well-known, and securing them is too often overlooked.
Apart from this, poor password security practices continue to fuel password-related attacks on IoT devices, and weak device and network security postures make IoT devices easy to target. A growing number of IoT devices are unpatched and run on outdated operating systems. Some of the most frequent attacks on these devices are exploits executed using techniques such as network scanning, remote code execution, command injection and others.
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