Surging popularity of connected devices reveals major security issues

Security experts want to keep networks and devices secure, though are struggling with the growing number of connected devices reaching employees.

Published Wed, May 28 2014 7:47 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The increasing number of connected devices accessing the Internet has revealed enterprise security holes that companies are struggling to solve, according to Internet security company BlueCat Networks. As shown by recent point-of-sale (POS) attacks targeting retailers, the number of security issues that security experts must deal with continues to increase at a rapid pace.

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Sophisticated malware often circumvents traditional defense-in-depth, with many anti-virus software solutions unable to defend against malware attacks. As more devices continue to connect to the Internet, it will be even more important to improve network security.

"The explosion of network-connected devices is exposing businesses to new security threats and risks," said Andrew Wertkin, BlueCat CTO, in a statement. "Not only do our customers need to secure traditional devices such as a desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets, but also non-traditional devices including VoIP, Point-of-Sale systems, security cameras and RFID. The Domain Name System is a critical component of any defense in-depth security strategy."

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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