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5 Major IoT Challenges Executives Are Grappling With

A recent survey of more than 100 IoT executives found that many of them face issues when it comes to scalability, implementation, connectivity and security of IoT deployments, pointing to potential opportunities for solution providers.

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Security Is A Priority -- For Most

Security is top of mind for most of the surveyed executives, with 72.16 percent stating that they incorporate and embed security into the design and product life cycle of their Internet of Things devices. Separately, 61.86 percent say they are creating an IoT security policy or already have.

But companies are still struggling with IoT security in some respects. More than one-third of executives say they aren't staying current with security fixes and patches while 57.6 percent say they haven't trained IT staff on the latest IoT security updates.

Another concern: half of the executives say they don't keep an inventory of their connected devices while 43.4 percent don't conduct vulnerability testing to find weak points in the network.

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