Trends Report

The IoT Attack Surface Transcends The Digital-Physical Divide

Security Leaders Must Prepare For High-Impact Attacks

October 13th, 2016
With contributors:
Laura Koetzle , Stephanie Balaouras , Salvatore Schiano , Peggy Dostie


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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