Acceptto’s principal architect shares his thoughts on the 2020 security predictions.
5G leading to More IoT Risks
With the rollout of 5G, we have seen more data than ever before being gathered from IoT, to protect access to those devices, IAM solutions for IoT will be a major need in 2020.
“With the opportunity of higher bandwidth provided by 5G, there are emerging threats, to name a few, that threat actors will dedicate more effort to hijack these devices for botnets for DDOS, malware distribution and recognizance of the target organization.
Enterprises should start planning now to protect this type of asset that is often forgotten, leaving them unmanaged from a security point of view and a low effort entry point for an attacker, often combined with the device vendor unwilling or unable to patch known vulnerabilities. This lead to a continued spread of Mirai botnet and their clones across the globe in 2019, three years after the threat was identified it is still a danger, given the current trend, I predict we will continue to see them grow in 2020.”- Fausto Oliveira, Principal Security Architect at Acceptto
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