The Internet of Things was never conceived with the needs of enterprise security in mind. Then again, no one expected most of the world to leave their offices overnight and begin working from home.
But now, in a world where nearly 75 per cent of global enterprises expect at least some of their employees to continue working from home permanently, the potential threat of unsecured consumer IoT devices is taking on a whole new dimension.
“Almost everybody already had some remote access capability,” says Jon Green, vice president and chief security technologist at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “It was just that only a minority of employees were using it. Now, it’s the majority. So it didn’t fundamentally change architectures all that much, but volume got much, much higher.”