“IoT will be at the center of broader and more damaging cyberattacks. The Mirai botnet was a harbinger of future IoT security-related attacks and breaches. Most firms still haven’t shown a consistent commitment to mitigating IoT-specific threat vectors” [Forrester, 2018].
By 2020, IoT technology will be in 95 percent of new product electronics designs [Gartner]. IoT’s growth is very rapid, even for the computer industry. But that growth comes at a cost. The technology has not overcome what many believe to be rampant security vulnerabilities. As a result, through to 2022, half of all IoT security budgets will be spent on fault remediation, recalls and safety failures rather than protection [Gartner].
Despite digital security and IoT being the top investment areas for 2018 at 71% and 36%, respectively [Gartner CIO Survey, 2018], IoT will be the epicentre of wider, more sophisticated, more surprising and more impactful cyberattacks. And the consumer backlash could be fierce if there is a major incident – a disastrous outcome in this age of “customer as king, queen and the universe”.
2018 needs to be the year that security is at the heart of your entire endpoint strategy, from device to printer. At this session we will be discussing:
6:30pm Networking Drinks
7:00pm Host Introduction
7:20pm Chaired Debate
8:00pm 3-Course Dinner
9:00pm Drinks and Networking
If you’re interested in hearing others’ experiences of the pitfalls, pressures and opportunities presented by giving back, we’d be delighted for you to join us.
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A special thank you to our club’s founding partner, SAS, for their continued support of the Hidden Edge Club.