Connected devices pose threat to Enterprises

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“Connected” devices pose a security threat to Enterprise networks, according to content delivery enterprise Akami. Akamai’s Global Director of Security Strategy Patrick Sullivan told ZDNet that just like shadow IT, network administrators aren’t necessarily aware of the presence of IoT devices.

With a well-known smartphone, for example an iPhone or Samsung device, those responsible for IT within an organisation are familiar with the security the devices are wrapped in and the patching protocols many also have; however, with an IoT device, “secure as standard” isn’t always the way.

Despite security vendors pushing the idea of “password hygiene” at length, another big problem facing the enterprise is the result of users still having the same username and password across multiple accounts, Sullivan told ZDNet.

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