The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data. Pretty much any physical object can be transformed into an IoT device if it can be connected to the internet and controlled that way – which is a pro and a con. This interesting topic came to us from Fast Company in their article, “IoT security is so bad, many companies can’t tell when they’re hacked.”

IoT devices are notoriously susceptible to being hacked. But the security problems go much deeper than preventing your average smart toaster from becoming self-aware.

A recent report found that 48% of companies that use IoT devices in the workplace don’t have mechanisms in place to detect if any of their devices are hacked or not. This despite the fact that nearly all respondents stated they believe security is both important and a positive trait to promote to prospective customers.

Melody K. Smith

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