Making Networked Lighting Controls More Cyber-Secure
- Apr 28, 2020 4:30 pm GMT
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Data breaches, ransomware, cyberattacks. These terms are peppering news reports and conversations more than ever, causing more than a little nail-biting. In fact, a 2018 Gallup poll revealed that Americans were more worried about cyberattacks than identity theft and home burglary. And perhaps for good reason. Accenture’s Ninth Annual Cost of Cybercrime Study found an 11 percent rise in security breaches between 2018 and 2019, and a 67 percent increase over the previous five years. A Center for Strategic and International Studies report estimated the annual worldwide cost of cybercrime at nearly $600 billion and singled out poorly-protected Internet of Things (IoT) devices as particularly problematic.
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