The emerging technologies continue to look attractive to current and next generations of techies. Among those is the Internet of Things (IoT), which has likely been embraced by as many people in their personal lives as in corporations. But at what risk? Smart Brief brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “IoT Security Flaws Are Putting Your Business at Risk.”

As industries invest in the next generation of technology, IoT is at the top of the list. Once a novelty best known in residential settings, IoT technology has become mainstream in business and industry. The number of IoT devices in use by 2025 could reach 22 billion, transforming manufacturing, warehouse and logistics, health care, agriculture, shipping, energy and aviation.

Unfortunately, cybercriminals are evolving as well and IoT is very attractive to them. They are devising new viruses and strategies for ransomware attacks.

A very good reason that cybersecurity cannot be taken lightly. It should be a critical part of any strategic plan.

Melody K. Smith

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