According to a 2018 report from security company Symantec, the number of Internet of Things (IoT) attacks increased from about 6,000 in 2016 to more than 50,000 in 2017, which translates into a 600% rise in just one year. IoT devices are increasingly the attack vector of choice for cybercriminals around the world. IoT is particularly popular for ransomware attacks and illegal cryptocurrency miners.
As mobile and IoT devices become more and more important to the overall success of modern business, the inherent security vulnerabilities they bring to information technology infrastructures becomes more acute—and more dangerous. The enthusiastic, and somewhat reckless, embrace of BYOD mobile and IoT devices by so many