Internet of Things networks of connected devices can generate mountains of data in a matter of seconds, enabling projects like smart cities and autonomous cars, and fundamentally changing what’s possible in enterprise and consumer services. We’re likely to see more use cases emerge in the coming years, as the number of IoT devices is set to increase; by 2025, it is projected that there will be 75.44 billion connected devices.
However, IoT technology is still kind of like the Wild West – while the possibilities that come along with exploring this untamed territory are seemingly endless, the risks associated can be extremely high. In the first half of 2018 we saw a 29 percent increase in DDOS attacks, which can be directly attributed to IoT. Now more than ever, cyberattacks have the power to spread from end user to end user with incredible speed, making it even harder to pinpoint the genesis of the attack given the massive number of connected devices on the network.