Internet-enabled devices are emerging more and more in business and personal environments. Often going unnoticed, they simply appear within network infrastructures, using wired or wireless connections and expanding the enterprise attack surface.
In fact, enterprises nowadays likely have more internet of things (IoT) devices on their networks than traditional endpoints — according to Armis, by the year 2021, over 90 percent of enterprise devices will not be manageable by traditional IT security tools. IBM predicted that we would surpass 25 billion connected devices in 2020, a number that is likely to continue increasing in the future. Across all industries, the IoT is becoming a major security topic.