IoT devices a focus of cyber attacks

Originally published January 8, 2018

The rise in the implementation of IoT devices is contributing to the rise in cyber attacks. That’s according to data from Sussex-based Beaming.

According to the business provider, attacks on remote devices increased three-fold during the last quarter of 2017, compared with the same period last year.

Beaming has found that 70% of attacks targeting connected devices such as building control systems and networked security cameras.  Industry commentators have, for some time, been pointing out some of the flaws in IoT deployment : just last November, a survey from Cradlepoint demonstrated that companies weren’t taking IoT security weaknesses seriously.

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