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IoT bill to get US vote, Telstra finds 88% of enterprise risk is internal

The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act 2019 is headed for a vote in the US congress, in the same week that Mirai has reared its head again and Telstra has found that 88% of European organizational cybersecurity risks are internal, with employees being the biggest threat. Taken together, you get a strong flavor of where the world is headed, and, unsurprisingly, IoT security still has a very long way to go. This isn’t just a problem confined to specific markets, such as connected cars or smart homes. As businesses undergo digital transformations, or facilities upgrades, they will suddenly find themselves with much greater attack surfaces that need to be protected. There is going to be a difficult collective period between companies…

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