The Kudelski Group, a Swiss specialist in digital security, and Pepper IoT (Phoenix-USA), the Internet of Things platform and service provider, announced yesterday a long-term collaboration to protect IoT service providers and retailers from cybersecurity risks and increase consumer confidence in connected devices security in US retail.
The two companies will work together to influence best practices and criteria for retailers and service providers to minimize the risk of cybersecurity threats. They will also provide the tools and capabilities for device manufacturers to meet those best practices and criteria.
In 2020, the total number of IoT devices installed across the world will rise to 20.4 billion, according to analyst firm Gartner. This explosive growth in connected devices creates an exponentially larger attack surface every year. Hackers and nation-states are increasingly leveraging IoT vulnerabilities to carry out DDoS attacks, steal consumer data and invade the privacy of our homes and offices. <