2020 Unit 42 IoT Threat Report

The internet of things (IoT) is exploding, and enterprise IoT is seeing massive growth as well. Every modern organization is using IoT devices to help run their business.

According to a 2019 Gartner report, enterprise IoT adoption grew 21.5% from 2018 to the end of 2019, totaling an estimated 4.8 billion devices.*

Although IoT opens the door to unprecedented connectivity as well as innovative approaches and services, it also brings with it new cybersecurity risks.

Recent estimates put enterprise IoT devices at roughly 30% of all network-connected endpoints. As more and more IoT devices flood your networks, you start to see why securing all these new devices is so important.  

To assess the current state of the IoT threat landscape, our Unit 42 threat intelligence and IoT security experts analyzed security incidents throughout 2018 and 2019 across 1.2 million IoT devices in the U.S.

Their findings, collected in our new 2020 Unit 42 IoT Threat Report, focus on:

  • Today’s IoT threat landscape
  • Which IoT devices are most susceptible to compromise and why 
  • Next steps you can take to immediately reduce IoT risk in your environment

Read the report to better understand the scope of the risks to your enterprise and the steps you can take to develop an effective IoT strategy that prepares your business for the long term.

Palo Alto Networks

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