IoT - the risks of an interconnected world
IoT devices are already everywhere, connecting homes, work, transport, and people to the internet in ways that are either incredibly intrusive or hugely productive - or both - depending on your viewpoint
The number of connected devices in operation around the world is already mind boggling - the actual number of IoT devices in operation worldwide exceeds 29 billion
- 3 billion domestic devices
- 40% of IoT devices are used in business and manufacturing; controlling robotic machinery, in the supply chain and used in diagnostics & analytics
- 30% of IoT devices are used in the healthcare industry
- Smart cities, smart homes, smart cars, telehealth, farming, factories, nano-sensors...
The opportunities are vast; but what about the risks?
The size of the problem
- 20 x the size of the internet and growing exponentially
- A hugely disjointed landscape with 10,000's of suppliers and OEM's
The nature of the landscape
- Cut-down devices with limited management and cheap limited resources
- Almost every device tested has identifiable security flaws
The octopus effect
- IoT devices are everywhere - from medical equipment to sex toys
- They are a doorway into the home, the workplace, the car...