Heart monitors, kettles & exercise bikes connecting to corporate networks

In a new report commissioned by Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity company, heart monitors, kettles and exercise bikes and other connected devices are found to be regularly connecting to corporate networks in Hong Kong. Overwhelmingly, 91% of Hong Kong respondents report a rise in the number of IoT devices connecting to their networks over the last year. Business Insider Intelligence forecasts there will be more than 41 billion IoT devices by 2027, up from 8 billion last year. One in five (20%) of those surveyed reported that they have not segmented IoT devices onto separate networks – a fundamental practice for building safe, smart networks. “Traditional networks are ill-equipped to handle the surge in adoption of IoT devices,” said Tanner Johnson, senior cybersecurity analyst at Omdia.

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