Top 10 riskiest IoT devices for enterprises, according to Forescout

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Internet of things (IoT) technologies are becoming more popular as businesses look for unique and successful ways to capture and utilise data.However, according to Forescout, IoT devices exist in every vertical, can be hard to monitor and control, and can present risk to modern organisations both as entry points into vulnerable networks or as final targets of specialised malware.

Essentially, IoT devices can become attack vectors for hackers to gain access to enterprise networks, and recent Forescout research shows businesses need to be aware of this and put adequate security measures in place.

In Forescout’s The Enterprise of Things Security Report, the company identified the 10 riskiest IoT devices for 2020.

In the study, Forescout Research Labs assessed the risk posture of more than eight million devices deployed across five verticals: financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing and retail.

The data illustrates which devices in the cyber-physical realm are most likely to be compromised and exploited, helping security teams focus on key areas according to threat.

The devices identified are:


Physical access control solutions
HVAC systems
Network cameras
Programmable logic controllers
Radiotherapy systems
Out-of-band controllers
Radiology workstations
Picture archiving and communication systems
Wireless access points
Network management cards

Within this the …

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