Although they are intended to make our lives simpler, the proliferation of connected devices has thrown up new headaches and risks.

New research from RiskRecon and the Cyentia Institute has looked at exposed IoT devices within a dataset of 35,000 organizations and explores the related security problems.

It finds that organizations with exposed IoT devices have a 62 percent higher density of overall security issues. The greater the number of exposed IoT devices, the higher the likelihood an organization will experience some kind of issue related to network filtering and software patching. In addition 86 percent of security problems on IoT devices are rated as critical.

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