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Only 47% of cybersecurity pros are prepared to deal with attacks on their IoT devices

A recent Neustar survey reveals that while 48% pf organizations suffered a cyberattack targeting their Internet-of-things (IoT) devices last year and nine in ten are worried about future threats of this kind, only 47% have implemented a plan for responding to such attacks.

38% of firms are developing a plan for dealing with IoT attacks, which is of crucial importance, especially given the fact that a mere 27% of companies are ‘very confident’ that their employees would know how to handle an IoT attack. Rodney Joffe of Neustar says that organizations are increasingly adopting IoT devices without understanding the (lack of ) security measures put in place by the manufacturers. He believes it is crucial for companies to understand that “the IoT has essentially been built on top of infrastructure that is vulnerable, making every organization a target.”

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