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The Rise of Connected Devices (And the Security Risks that Follow)

It’s no secret that the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming more a part of our lives on a daily basis. Connected devices, such as webcams, smart TVs and CPE devices, are not exactly “new” – in fact, in 1991, research teams at the University of Cambridge used an IP-enabled webcam to monitor when the coffee supply in their coffee machines was running low. However, since that revolutionary coffee monitor was invented almost 30 years ago, the number of connected devices has exponentially increased, already outnumbering the total number of humans on the planet. Industry analysts estimate the number of connected devices to be 50 billion by 2020. Unfortunately, as the number of these devices increases, so do the security risks.

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We Need More Women Like Agnes and Elizebeth and Margaret and Joan

Cybersecurity has become a critically important field, and due to recent events, a well-known one. Massive data breaches seem to happen weekly, in fact research indicates these breaches are growing in size, complexity and frequency. The Equifax credit reporting database breach, the Securities and Exchange Commission breach and Bell Canada are a few among many this year.  Unfortunately, the list is long and growing.

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