Who’s Afraid of Unmanaged Devices?

We all have seen the statistics about the growth of unmanaged devices, sometimes called the “Enterprise of Things”. This includes building management systems (lighting, cooling), security systems (cameras, badge readers), office equipment (smart TVs, headsets, printers), and specialized devices used in environments such as retail, manufacturing and healthcare.

Is it time to worry about these devices from a security perspective? Can attackers use these devices to undermine our carefully constructed cyber defenses? If so, what kind of defenses do we need that we don’t already have?

This presentation will explore the realities of Enterprise of Things devices, including their inherent security weaknesses and the attacks that are currently targeting them. Some common-sense models of security will then be proposed that could help mitigate the security risks.

Presenter: Ajay Sood