Security for 80% of connected devices not in place, says AdaptiveMobile

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Mobile network security provider AdaptiveMobile argues that up to 80% of connected devices do not possess sufficient security requirements, with a similar proportion of devices liable to hacks and data breaches.

An excerpt from Gartner’s research report ‘Predict 2016: Security Solution’ says: “[The] security market will continue to evolve alongside new requirements from the Internet of Things, cloud computing and sophisticated targeted attacks.

“Gartner estimates that a new architectural model will evolve, alongside such demands, in which security technology and services will be made available at the device and network layer, characterising the emergence of security solutions made within endpoints, gateways and IoT platform providers,” it adds.

AdaptiveMobile is seeking to provide a solution to this complex issue with NPP6, its converged carrier security platform that offers consistent security across devices, operating system and end-user technical expertise. The company is working towards securing the IoT by integrating the latest data science techniques, machine learning and advanced anomaly detection algorithms, with its threat intelligence services.

AdaptiveMobile’s CTO, Ciaran Bradley, explains: “A new security architecture is required to deal with the increasing connectivity of devices belonging to the Internet of Things. There will be billions of devices connected through IoT – many unable to run traditional endpoint security – and there is no definitive ruling on who has responsibility to enforce this security and who is liable when a vulnerability is exploited.”

He continues: “We need to be able to detect threats at scale – using a combination of lightweight telemetry and anomaly detection to give early indicators of compromise – and then enforce protection at scale. Not only are consumer devices at risk but automotive and industrial categories need to ensure security is a critical consideration – we do not believe this will be solved through current approaches to security, particularly when it comes to legacy systems.”

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