The Internet of Things is growing fast. According to analysis from ABI Research for Verizon, the number of IoT
devices is expected to expand from 1.2 billion devices in 2015 to 5.4 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020. But this exponential growth also brings with it higher security risks, writes Mike Simmonds, the Managing Director of Axial Systems.

The blurring of the boundaries between home and office life is raising the stakes and making it even harder for IT to exercise control. One of the first questions many new employees ask when joining an organisation is “how can I connect my mobile phone up to the corporate email?” It increases the connectivity of the organisation, of course and drives enhanced productivity but it also means they are bringing new levels of insecurity into the business.

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