"The Internet of Things is making sure that every single device you own is connected. Of course, all of that connection carries with it massive benefits, which is what makes it so appealing in the first place. You no longer have to log in on multiple devices. You can easily control your TV with your phone. And you might even be able to control your at-home thermostat from other digital devices.
The problem is that all of that interconnectedness makes consumers highly susceptible to cyberattacks. In fact, one study revealed that 70 percent of IoT devices have serious security vulnerabilities. Specifically, insecure web interfaces and data transfers, insufficient authentication methods, and a lack of consumer security knowledge leave users open to attacks. And that truth is compounded by the fact that so many consumer devices are now interconnected. In other words, if you access one device, you’ve accessed them all. Evidently, with more convenience comes more risk.
IT need to be prepared to face by integrating password requirements, user verification, time-out sessions, two-factor authentication, and other sophisticated security protocols."