Nearly three years after the Mirai distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, the danger to corporate networks from insecure consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices appears to have grown. 

Researchers from Avast Software, in collaboration with researchers from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Stanford University, recently analyzed data from 83 million Internet-connected devices in some sixteen million homes globally to better understand how they are deployed, as well as how secure they are. Devices scanned included home routers, game consoles, printers, scanners, home IP cameras, and home automation devices such as smart thermostats. Computers and phones were excluded from the IoT classification in the study. 

Disturbingly, millions of the devices in the Avast study were found to have security weaknesses such as open services, weak default credentials, and vulnerabilities to known attacks. 

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Ross is the CISO at Symplexity. He has achieved CCIE Security and CISSP certifications, an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and has 20 years of experience in the fields of computer and network security engineering and consulting. Ross provides virtual CISO services for our Symplexity Secure clients and helps them to identify information security risks and implement administrative, procedural, and technical controls to mitigate. He works effectively with both technical and managerial personnel and is a trusted resource for our clients.

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