A recent  Ponemon Institute study found, there has been a dramatic increase in IoT-related data breaches specifically due to an unsecured IoT device or application since 2017.

The study found these breaches account for 26 percent of incidents, up from 15 percent, although the actual number may be greater as most organizations aren’t aware of every unsecured IoT device, application, or third party platform, according to the firm’s “Third Annual Party IoT Risk: Companies Don't Know What They Don’t Know” report.

Researchers found respondents’ companies experienced a data breach were up from 14 percent and 18 percent respectively in the previous year’s findings as 18 percent of them reported incidents while 23 percent experienced a cyber-attack caused by a third party’s unsecured IoT devices in the last year..

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