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Vulnerable, Targeted, and Exploited IoT Devices: Take the Necessary Steps to Discover Assets and Remediate the Risk

Vulnerable, Targeted, and Exploited IoT Devices: Take the Necessary Steps to Discover Assets and Remediate the Risk

Featuring: Brian Contos, CSO, Phosphorus Cybersecurity and Sean Martin, ITSP Magazine

Large enterprises and government agencies deploy thousands of Internet of Things (IoT), Operational Technology (OT), and other network-connected devices. But many severely underestimate the count, and many more do not manage these devices to ensure the latest security measures are in place. This includes up-to-date firmware and strong passwords. Knowing this, the cybercriminal community focuses on these devices and environments. They are more vulnerable than primary IT infrastructures and offer an easy way to breach digital assets and move laterally without discovery across an organization’s broader infrastructure.

In this interview, Brian Contos, Chief Security Officer for Phosphorous Cybersecurity, presents insights and examines the risks to IoT, OT, and network devices and the issues they can cause to an organization’s overall IT infrastructure. The interview also demonstrates how devices are attacked and presents ways to overcome the risks to ensure digital assets remain safe.

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