Are IoT devices allowing access to your data?

In Cybersecurity, Uncategorized, Vulnerabilitiesby admin

Does your business use “Smart” TVs, “Smart” Monitoring Systems, or any other type of  Internet of Things (IoT) “Smart” devices? Then be well aware, these devices may be spying on you and stealing your data!

A recent report from a Microsoft blog post stated, hackers have been taking advantage of web-enabled smart (IoT) devices to breach networks.  The hackers gain access to the IoT device and then use those devices to scan for other vulnerable devices on the same network.

Do you have a video enabled doorbell allowing you to see who is at the door by checking your smartphone?

How about a coffee maker which allows you to turn it off remotely?

How about web enabled cameras to monitor your property remotely?

These are other common examples of IoT devices, and there are more and more of them being made available everyday.  Unfortunately, just about any IoT device can also allow someone else access to your environment, which also includes sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (PII), medical, or banking information.

ITNS Consulting can help!  We can secure these devices by ensuring password complexity and/or segregating IoT devices to their own network ensuring that if the devices are ever breached, sensitive business data is not accessible through the device.

Have questions?  We’re here to help… just give ITNS Consulting a call at 608-563-1975 or visit us on the web at https://itnsconsulting.com and put your security fears to rest!

Sources and more information:
Microsoft
https://msrc-blog.microsoft.com/2019/08/05/corporate-iot-a-path-to-intrusion/

ArsTechnica
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/08/microsoft-catches-russian-state-hackers-using-iot-devices-to-breach-networks/

TechLinked
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK71sgw0UEw