The shadow Internet of Things – a new risk for financial services

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While IT departments fret about BYOD and Shadow IT, a new security beast lurks on the horizon–the shadow internet of Things. A swarm of consumer devices that nobody considers to be remotely risky – Fitbits, Smart TVs, alarm systems and Nest thermostats, for example–are all connecting to the internet and beaconing out data in different forms. Because these devices don’t look like computers, they aren’t treated like computers, and (as a result) IT departments are often not managing them proactively to ensure that they are secure, writes Andrew Hay .

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