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IoT Devices: Your Data is only as Secure as your Weakest Link

IoT Devices: Your Data is only as Secure as your Weakest Link

The holiday season is quickly approaching bringing us holiday joy and cheer as well as the latest IoT (Internet of Things) smart home gadgets. With this in mind, we take a deeper dive into IoT devices and the risk they present to not only your home, but also your business.

By the end of 2020 there will be more than 26 billion active IoT devices such as Ring doorbells, Nest cameras, digital assistants and Smart TVs. While these devices provide the latest in smart home technology and convenience, they also provide a massive attack surface that cyber adversaries are actively exploiting for nefarious purposes.

This past week, Ring made news headlines after it was reported by the Washington Post that perpetrators had compromised home security cameras to terrorize young children. Cyber criminals target IoT devices because they are often rushed to market with security features disabled in the interest of simplicit