By now, we’ve probably all heard the stories around cyber criminals and their successful cyber attacks on companies by infiltrating their connected IoT devices. But how do cyber criminals achieve this kind of attack?
Well to start, it’s important to understand that many of the companies we speak with sometimes have no idea how many devices are actually connected to their network. How can a company achieve successful IoT security without that knowledge?
- In a typical enterprise with 10,000 employees, you will find around 20,000 IoT devices. These devices include security cameras, smart sensors, smart elevators, IP televisions, printers, fax machines, and more.
- In a typical hospital with just 500 beds, you will find around 10,000 IoT devices. These devices include infusion pumps, MRI machines, CT scanners, X-Ray machines, patient monitors, and more.
- In a typical factory with 2,000 workers, you will find around 5,000 industrial IoT devices. These devices include programmable logic controllers, distributed control systems, embedded systems, smart sensors, and more.
Every device connected to your network is a possible point of entry for cybercriminals, right into the heart of your network. Unfortunately, there is no room for the unknown when it comes to these devices. With so many types of IoT devices in today’s world, it’s understandable why they are difficult to understand. Many of these devices have complex proprietary IoT protocols, leaving them metaphorically invisible and unmanaged. This can become a network engineer’s worst nightmare when you take into consideration that these devices can be accessed from anywhere (vendors, branch offices, cloud, service providers, remote users, etc.).
Join Check Point Software’s very own IoT stars, Itzik Feiglivitch and Justin Sowder, at RSAC 2021 as they demonstrate recent IoT attacks and how they are orchestrated.
If you are attending the virtual event, be sure to check out some of the other activities Check Point has going on at RSAC 2021:
- May 17-20 | Stop by the Digital Expo to learn more about the exciting things we have cooking for 2021!
- Come watch the brightest startups compete and make their pitch to a panel of judges while demonstrating groundbreaking cybersecurity ideas
- Join Dorit Dor, VP Products, Check Point as a panelist judge during the Innovation Sandbox Contest
- Wednesday, May 19 | 9:20am PT
If you would like more information and resources on how you could protect your devices and network from cyber attacks, visit us here: https://www.checkpoint.com/quantum/iot-protect/