Last year millions of IoT (Internet of Things) devices were compromised and turned into zombies to launch massive DDoS attacks that brought down a huge chunk of the Internet. Those were not isolated cases; every week there is a new breach, a new security failure that poses a serious threat to our infrastructure, our economy and even our lives.
These ‘insecure’ IoT devices are only going to grow in number. According to Gartner, by the end of 2017, there will be over 8.4 billion connected devices in the world. Take a moment and think about it. What kind of damage could 8.4 billion insecure IoT devices cause?
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