IoT devices have infiltrated our daily lives. We wear them to track our fitness. We use them to control our homes. We use them to make our businesses run more efficiently. By the year 2020, Gartner predicts there will be more than 20 billion IoT devices globally.
And despite all the benefits IoT devices deliver, they also put consumers and enterprises at risk.
Why? A lack of security regulations has resulted in glaring backdoor vulnerabilities in IoT devices that can be accessed and exploited by cybercriminals. A risky IoT product can be the entry point for a hacker to infiltrate a network and access sensitive information, causing catastrophic damage, particularly to businesses.
One company aims to do something about that.
Phosphorous is the first and only cybersecurity company to provide agent-less patching and configuration management for the IoT. It delivers secure software updates & alerts for all the IoT devices in a home or office, identifying vulnerabilities in a device’s software and patching the software & device to secure it from malicious attacks.
Phosphorus is the brainchild Chris Rouland, a renowned cybersecurity expert whose previous companies include Bastille, the first company to enable enterprise security teams to assess and mitigate the risk associated with the growing Internet of Radios, and Endgame, the first company to develop an endpoint threat detection and response platform. Now, Rouland has set an ambitious goal to secure the IoT and make it safe for consumers and businesses alike.
“As IoT adoption accelerates, the vulnerability and risks presented by these connected devices will continue to grow,“ said Rouland. Today, companies are struggling to balance the benefits of the IoT with the strain on resources needed to manage the steady flow of device updates and security patches. Phosphorus aims to offset the administrative burden from IoT management by providing organizations with a way to effortlessly apply upgrades and security patches to IoT devices before they break into clients’ corporate networks.”
Coming soon, ahead of its enterprise solution scheduled for release in 2019, Phosphorus is releasing a consumer app for IoS and Android. The app features an “Update All” button that will identify vulnerabilities and deliver secure software updates, patches and alerts for all the IoT devices in your home or business.
Stay tuned to the LMGPR blog as we will announce here when the Phosphorus app is available for download.