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IEEE: 6 Reasons Why IoT Security Is Terrible

The Internet of Things bears little resemblance to traditional IT systems—and that makes it harder to protect
By Stacey Higginbotham

Connecting physical infrastructure to the Internet makes systems vulnerable to new security threats. What keeps executives awake at night varies by industry, but cybersecurity problems are worsening everywhere. Security officers in manufacturing worry about employees inserting infected USB drives into machines, while hospital administrators fear that malware will wipe out an unpatched MRI machine, or that a hacker will direct an infusion pump to administer a lethal dose of medicine. Josh Corman, chief security officer at PTC, a computer software firm based in Massachusetts, has codified six reasons why security for the Internet of Things (IoT) is different from—and more difficult to tackle than—traditional IT security.[…]

https://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/security/6-reasons-why-iot-security-is-terrible

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