“Chance favors only the prepared mind.”

- Louis Pasteur

Top 10 Cybersecurity Threats

In our digital world, being able to connect to as many devices as possible makes cleaning, shopping, exercising, listening to music, and even interacting much more convenient in our personal lives.  Businesses also use this advancing technology.  Smart locks, thermostats, security cameras, and lights are just a few of the connectable devices that create a much more comfortable and accessible work environment.  The Internet of Things (IoT) provides both businesses and homes with a wide array of smart devices and tools that are used to simplify daily tasks and increase productivity.  However, this incredible digital technology also opens the doors for digital attackers.  These smart devices and new technologies are being produced at an incredible speed. Reportedly, there will be an estimated 35.82 billion devices installed in 2021 and by 2025 an estimated 75.44 bullion installed devices. To keep up with the growing demand, developers and security experts are unable to provide the security these devices need to safeguard them.  Digital hackers see this as a vulnerability and use it to their advantage. This means the smart speakers, robot vacuums, smart watches, connected refrigerators, security cameras, and many more devices that make daily life much easier are at an elevated risk of being compromised.