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For Security & Risk Professionals

The IoT Attack Surface Transcends The Digital-Physical Divide

Security Leaders Must Prepare For High-Impact Attacks

October 13, 2016

Why Read This Report

The internet of things (IoT) has evolved beyond a hyped buzzword into commercially available technologies that can significantly improve customer outcomes and deliver business benefits. However, the interlinked set of hardware, software, and ubiquitous connectivity of the IoT ecosystem creates new security challenges and exacerbates legacy security problems. This report summarizes the current IoT attack surface and provides guidance for security and risk (S&R) professionals on how to protect and defend against IoT-based threats.

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Table of Contents

  • There Are IoT Security Risks With Both The "I" And The "T"
  • New Ways Emerge For Attackers To Disrupt And Degrade Technology
  • What Works And What Won't When Defending IoT
  • Recommendations

  • How To Defend All Your Connected Things
  • Supplemental Material
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