Interconnected, data-enabled devices are more common now than ever before. By 2027, it is predicted that there will be more than 41 billion new IoT devices. The emergence of each new device offers a fresh vulnerability point for opportunistic bad actors.
In 2022, there were over 112 million cyberattacks carried out on IoT devices worldwide. Without sufficient protection, attackers can exploit these weak points to gain access to sensitive data or restrict access to internet networks.
From smart home gadgets to larger smart systems, a multi-stage vulnerability management program is essential for securing your IoT devices. Securing an entire embedded system requires protecting individual devices as well as enacting sweeping measures to harden system security on the whole.
There are specific measures any IoT device user can take to boost the security of their entire interconnected system, protecting data integrity and privacy and increasing resilience on a network-wide scale.