Enterprises are not managing the risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT), with many relying on legacy technologies and governance practices to mitigate security threats, according to the Ponemon Institute. A recent study by the Ponemon Institute, which surveyed 553 enterprise IT decision makers, showed that most organisations are aware swathes of easily compromised IoT devices enable hackers to build massive botnets as exemplified by the Mirai botnet that crippled the internet in October. However, 48 percent of respondents said that they are actively monitoring the risks posed by the use of IoT devices in the workplace, and nearly three quarters, or 72 percent, said the pace at which IoT technology is advancing is making it difficult to keep up with evolving security requirements.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet