Brother International is a name that is most recognized in tech space for their printers. As most of us already know, in today’s world, printers are no longer stand-alone devices, but end points in the ecosystem of the internet of things. In the article that follows, we hear from Robert Burnett, Brother’s director, B2B product & solutions, about IoT networking missteps that can cause major problems. While Burnett focuses on IoT security mistakes related to printers, he also shares Brother’s recommendations for dealing with the top five miscues overall.
IT supplier Brother has put together a list of the five most common Internet of Things security mistakes it sees customers make after purchasing one of its printers or multi-function devices including, but not limited to, machine tools, head-mounted displays, industrial sewing machines, and more.
It’s a good time to review a list like this. According to a 2018 report from Symantec, IoT devices have experienced a whopping 600% increase in cyberattacks year-over-year. It’s not too surprise, though—hardware and software flaws have contributed to the proliferation of enterprise security incidents. That said, human error should not be overlooked.