Security experts expect an increase in cyber attacks on the industrial IoT in 2017

A study conducted by Tripwire and Dimensional Research reveals increased concerns over the security of the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) – connected devices in critical infrastructures such as energy, utilities, government, healthcare, and finance. The study looked at the  industrial IoT deployment in organisations, and the expected security concerns in 2017. Ninety-six percent of the surveyed information technology security professionals expect to see an increase in security attacks on the industrial IoT in 2017. Moreover, 51% of them said they do not feel prepared for security attacks that abuse, exploit, or maliciously leverage insecure IoT devices, while 64% said they already recognise the need to protect against IoT attacks, as there continue to gain popularity among hackers.