The internet of things (IoT) is exploding, and enterprise IoT is seeing massive growth as well. Every modern organization is using IoT devices to help run their business.
According to a 2019 Gartner report, enterprise IoT adoption grew 21.5% from 2018 to the end of 2019, totaling an estimated 4.8 billion devices.*
Although IoT opens the door to unprecedented connectivity as well as innovative approaches and services, it also brings with it new cybersecurity risks.
Recent estimates put enterprise IoT devices at roughly 30% of all network-connected endpoints. As more and more IoT devices flood your networks, you start to see why securing all these new devices is so important.
Also, According to Palo Alto Unit42,
- 98% of all IoT device traffic is unencrypted, exposing personal and confidential data on the network and allowing attackers the ability to listen to unencrypted network traffic, collect personal or confidential information, then exploit that data for profit on the dark web.
- 51% of threats for healthcare organizations involve imaging devices, disrupting the quality of care and allowing attackers to exfiltrate patient data stored on these devices.
- 72% of healthcare VLANs mix IoT and IT assets, allowing malware to spread from users’ computers to vulnerable IoT devices on the same network.