Today’s IoTruth is: “IoT is just a consumer issue.”
When people think about the Internet of Things (IoT), they think about just things they see everyday. It’s the phones, it’s the drones they play with, it’s the Fitbits they exercise with. It’s everything they typically use on a day-to-day basis. Enterprises are being flooded with IoT devices. Predictions say by 2020, there will be over 10 billion devices connected to enterprise networks. Just let me walk you through my office and I’ll show you a few.
Your trusted card scanner, your conference room scheduling system, your connected printer, your smart lighting, your security camera, your smart TV, your connected security robot (because everybody has one of these, right?), your voiceover IP, your video teleconferencing system and digital cameras, WiFi, our connection to smart utilities. And now you wonder why these things have antennas? Because they’re connected. Big power generator! And it’s connected.
We see with our customers that they typically find four devices connected for every employee they have. And that number is doubling in the next three to four years.
So, today’s IoTruth: IoT is not just a consumer thing. It’s very much an enterprise concern. And they’re creating vulnerabilities into your environment. You need to be able to have full visibility to those devices in your environment and to be able to access and control them in order to secure them properly.