Ransomware Targeting IoT Systems

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In its predictions 2018 report, Forrester analysts predict that hackers will be mounting more ransomware and data stealing attacks at IoT systems. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer commented below.

Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer:

“With ransomware attacks on the rise and the prevalence of IoT device vulnerabilities, IT teams must place an increased emphasis on people, process and technology in the name of incident response. Network traffic analytics (NTA) technologies will play a key role in reducing risk. IoT devices are purpose-built, with a narrow set of normal communication patterns. Security teams can easily use Networking Traffic Analysis (NTA) to baseline normal patterns and identify even a single packet that deviates. This least privilege approach to IoT device deployment is one of the most important actions an organization can take to significantly reduce their risk.”