We ask is the ever rising number of cyber attacks, from DOS, bots, ransomware, through to hacking across the internet making potential IoT users think twice before adoption?
Our evidence from speaking to leaders in Rail, Water, Utilities and the Environment is absolutely yes, many not only fear the strategic consequences of a successful attack but moor so the impact on their careers should a decision they have taken end up in disaster.
Unfortunately, one fact us indisputable, nobody can ever be 100% certain that anything connected to the internet is 100% cyber secure or immune from a DOS attack. The weakness of the internet, is that it omnipresent, globally connected and accessible, the protocols and standards are open and how simply can you stop the insider who has had enough?
As a consequence, we feel that there is a large number of business sectors that should never connect their systems and devices to the Internet even via private VPN.