Symantec Covers Over 1 Billion IoT Devices In Its Embedded Critical Systems Protection


The future belongs to Internet of Things (IoT), and Symantec doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned in ensuring its security. According to a recent report, the company has secured over 1 billion IoT devices with its embedded critical system protection. The covered IoT devices include everything ranging from critical infrastructure to smart cars and televisions.

At the current pace of development, the world will have over 25 billion IoT devices by 2020; hence, Symantec has started putting its efforts to ensure that customers owning those devices don’t get exposed to any hacking attempt. With technological advancement and innovation, risks of cyber security hack will hack.

It’s a known fact that hackers can control smart cars virtually, push brakes, change gears and even start or stop it. The case is no different with smart fridges as a report published a few days back revealed that hackers could access the Gmail account of users owning Samsung Smart Fridge. There are strong chances that other smart devices may also be hacked if no ideal decision taken at the right moment.

As of now, Symantec has decided to partner with industrial control, retail, automotive, healthcare and semiconductor industries. In future, it looks forward to adjoining hands with other industries as well.


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