Six Ways To Create a Jolt In Enterprise Security

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BANGALORE: With Internet devices gaining access all over the world, consumer appliances are now transforming into internet savvy devices. It might sound a little bizarre that even consumer electronics have internet connectivity but it is a known fact today. But these devices lack necessary internet security and are prone to hacking.  Here are some ways which talks about how the internet of things can transform the enterprise security.

# Internet of Things can create insecure endpoints: Many of the appliances available in the consumer market have only single purpose of usage with only some of them having the option of internet connectivity. Majority of these appliances will not have proper protection against common virus attacks too. The operating system, the firmware updates and the patch support provided by the IT companies to its customers like in a Smartphone will not be given to the IoT devices or protected by any of the anti spams or anti-virus.

Eric chiu, President of cloud security vendor Hytrust said, the internet of things can create billions of insecure endpoints and the IP addresses of these devices will be targeted for attacks, where the user has to compromise the device or gain access to an enterprise network.

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