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IoT security challenges

Research by Inmarsat reveals that most businesses face security challenges when deploying IoT solutions. The 450 global respondents across a range of industries surveyed said the fear of external cyberattacks and poor network security are their two biggest concerns, underlining the need for stronger cyber-security defences for their IoT solutions. The research also shows businesses are increasingly taking proactive measures to combat IoT security threats, such as introducing internal IoT security policies and investing in new security technologies.

More than three quarters (77%) of respondents said their organisation’s IoT projects could be more secure. Half of all businesses consider the risk of an external cyber-attack the biggest security challenge associated with the use of IoT projects within their organisations. The other top IoT security threats identified include poor network security (49%), insecure or unencrypted edge networks and employees mishandling data (both 44%).