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Security controls must keep pace with internet-connected devices

Interconnected devices are becoming the standard across all facets of technology. We are seeing this in everything from smart cities to tea pots and toasters. New IoT devices are popping up daily, rapidly adding to the 23 billion that already exist. These devices are designed for availability, accuracy and efficient work. Unfortunately, unprecedented numbers of these devices are hitting the market with poor security access control and little to no management oversight, making them a prime target for cyberattack. The goal of an attack is to control the device, but more common and concerning are the new ways an attacker can use devices to gain access to corporate, medical or operational networks. As a result, organizations must change the way they approach their security controls. It is no longer feasible to assume a security team can find every endpoint device, much less secure them.

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Attivo Gets Unconventional About Attack Surfaces

Attivo Networks announced today that the company has enhanced its portfolio with new deception techniques designed to derail attacks targeting non-traditional attack surfaces. In addition to Internet-of-Things (IoT) and operational technology, attackers are now targeting devices and applications that can be harder to secure than standard servers and desktops. These devices and applications are increasingly being targeted by adversaries looking for the weak link in an organization’s network. The company’s new technology enhancements will provide organizations the comprehensive threat detection coverage required for today’s age of ever-evolving attack surfaces and threat landscape.

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