Half of companies can not detect violations on IoT devices

Almost half (48%) of companies can not detect if a violation has occurred in some of their Internet devices of things (IoT). Gemalto, a provider of digital security solutions, points out.

The survey shows that protection spending has increased (from 11% in the IoT budget in 2017 to 13% now); almost all (90%) believe it to be something of great consideration to customers; and tripled the number of respondents who believe that security for IoT is an ethical responsibility (14%) compared to the previous year (4%).

When interviewing 950 IT and business decision-makers worldwide, Gemalto found that companies are calling for government intervention, with 79 percent of them calling for more robust IoT security guidelines and 59 percent seeking to clarify who is responsible for protect this environment.

Even after approval by many government institutions for the introduction of specific safety regulations for IoT, most (95%) of companies believe that there should be uniform regulations in place, a finding that echoed among customers1, 95% expect devices of things are controlled by safety regulations.

Jason Hart, director of data protection technology at Gemalto, points out that given the increase in the number of IoT-enabled devices, it is extremely disturbing to see that companies can not yet detect whether these devices have been tampered with. "Without any consistent regulation guiding the industry, it is no surprise that threats - and, in turn, corporate vulnerability - are increasing. This tends to continue, unless governments intervene now to help the industry to prevent the loss of control, "Hart said.

Blockchain wins space

The survey indicates that blockchain adoption has doubled from 9% to 19% in the last 12 months. In addition, a quarter (23%) of respondents believe that blockchain technology would be the ideal solution for protecting IoT devices, with 91% of companies not currently using the technology likely to consider their use in the future.

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