BEND OREGON, December 17th 2019 - Three-quarters (74%) of IT decision makers believe that IoT devices in the enterprise pose a significant threat to workplace privacy. That’s according to new research from software-defined network provider Kollective. The Kollective report ‘Distributed Devices’, is based on a survey of 270 US and UK based IT decision makers, exploring the challenges and risks of incorporating IoT devices into business ecosystems.
This research investigates how IT teams can ensure all devices at the edge of their networks are reached securely, effectively, and at scale. While the majority (88%) of IT teams believe IoT devices will make their workplaces more efficient, there are also substantial concerns regarding the infrastructure required for updating these devices. Failure to update will add significant security risks for businesses, as well as adding to employee privacy concerns. Kollective’s report shows that this will place significant pressure on IT teams, with 88% of respondents believing IT departments hold full responsibility for updating and securing these devices.
A further 90% also argue that that all IoT updates should be tested before they are installed. This will require considerable time and resources. Commenting on the research, Kirk Wolfe, VP of Corporate Development at Kollective said, “The growing prominence of IoT within enterprises has significantly raised the number of entry points for cybercriminals. In order to maintain workplace privacy and counteract any future threats to businesses across the globe, it’s imperative that these devices are updated with the latest security patches – and it’s the IT team that’s on the front line of defense.
“Getting updates to the network edge will be vital for organizations to stay competitive. Increased investment in software-defined networking infrastructure avoids putting additional strain on networks while keeping thousands of devices up-to-date and secure, right to the edge of the network. “Many organizations already use this technology to distribute video messages, security patches, and software updates to the edge of their network. In the future, software-defined networking infrastructure will be required to scale and maintain large-scale IoT networks in the enterprise.”
Sudipto is a Senior Content Developer at IoT Avenue who helped to build the content of the site along with several other sites with his compassionate SEO driven content. He is also a HubSpot, certified Content Marketer. He brings five years of experience to his current role, where he is dedicated to developing the content of different websites.
Jul 24, 2019 | IoT Companies News
Nov 06, 2019 | Press Releases
Oct 17, 2019 | Press Releases
Oct 15, 2019 | Press Releases
Sep 27, 2019 | Press Releases