Never Home Alone
Category : Check Point
Securing IoT devices from your home to everywhere
The Internet of Things is happening now. With Internet connectivity rapidly expanding, smart homes are allowing users to remotely control various home appliances from anywhere at any time. Because devices are more interconnected now than ever, it is critical for enterprises to start implementing security by design. Security cannot be an afterthought anymore; it must be in the forefront of every IoT product and service design.
Recently, the Check Point Research team proved just how vulnerable IoT devices in the home can be. Our team found vulnerabilities within the LG Smart ThinQ platform that could let cyber criminals take control of home devices such as a connected refrigerator or robot vacuum and use a camera on the device to see inside the user’s home. However, cyberattacks on IoT devices are not just limited to the home environment. IoT attacks can happen in all industries; healthcare, retail, industrial control systems/SCADA, automotive and others. Once hackers find their way into a corporate environment, that breach can become a hacker’s beachhead for launching a wider attack into an enterprise core IT system.
Enterprises must build with security as a top priority. Incorporating even a simple security solution can help make a difference for any company.
Enterprises seeking to learn more about the latest advances in securing the Internet of Things can download this whitepaper to discover:
- What are the challenges of IoT cyber security
- The best way to bridge the IoT cyber security gap
- What are the best security approaches that you should be thinking about