Damn the Torpedoes, Roll Out the Smartphones!

By Robert Vamosi | 6/6/11 3:30 AM

Devices like smartphones, M2M modules, smartgrid meters, medical and automobile electronics already greatly outnumber PCs on the Internet. In our latest 2011 Mobile and Smart Devices Security Survey, technology professionals in a variety of these industries showed increasing awareness of the growing world of connected smart devices—the Internet of Things—and the risks associated with them.

Seventy-two percent said they had deployed non-PC devices such as mobile phones. Seventy-one percent are concerned about the security of smartphones. Sixty- five percent said they expect to see attacks on non-PC connected devices start to require the regular attention of IT security staff within the next 12 months. That said, there has been a decline in confidence of the IT department to handle the risks.

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