Blame IoT, data breaches will be worse in 2015 than last year

Blame the Internet of Things (IoT), because as more devices connect to the Internet, the more commonplace data breaches will be.

Published Fri, Jan 23 2015 2:04 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:10 PM CST

High-profile cyberattacks and data breaches in 2014 indicated the serious need for improved security efforts, but 2015 could be even worse, noted Cisco CEO John Chambers. Data breaches sometimes take months to detect, and improving security remains a difficult process that causes headaches for business leaders and IT staff.

Blame IoT, data breaches will be worse in 2015 than last year | TweakTown.com

Of specific concern is the growing number of connected devices now access the Internet, with cybercriminals interested in exploiting these products.

"There is no data center or network in the world that hasn't been hacked," said Chambers, speaking to CNBC during the World Economic Forum. "If you watched the number of attacks, they're going up exponentially this year, this year's going to be much worse than last year."

NEWS SOURCES:cnbc.com, apixel.com.sg

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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