The Internet of (Insecure) Things
ForeScout on Tuesday released its IoT enterprise risk report, which outlined the terrifying reality of how common devices pose an inherent risk to enterprises.
The company's research into seven common enterprise IoT devices revealed that their core technologies, fundamental development methods and rapid production makes implementing proper security within the software, firmware and hardware an "often-neglected task."
"IoT is here to stay, but the proliferation and ubiquity of these devices in the enterprise is creating a much larger attack surface -- one which offers easily accessible entry points for hackers," said Michael DeCesare, president and CEO, ForeScout Technologies, Inc, in the report. The ForeScout report is timely: A massive distributed denial of service attack on Friday, which blocked access to a number of popular web sites including Twitter and Netflix, is believed to have utilized unsecured IoT devices.
To address these risks, solution providers need to work with enterprises to provide "full visibility" and control over devices as soon as they connect to the corporate network.
Following are seven IoT devices that can be hacked in as little as three minutes, according to ForeScout.