In the minute it takes to read this paragraph, hundreds of smart devices will connect to the internet for the first time. In 2017, McKinsey estimated that 127 Internet of Things (IoT) devices came online every second, and GSMA expects a total of 23.3 billion IoT devices by 2025.
Last year, hackers tried to change the concentration of sodium hydroxide in Oldsmar, Florida’s drinking water. The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack resulted in “panic buying.” Any cyberweapons initially targeting Ukraine “may impact organizations both within and beyond the region,” per CISA. In 2015, hackers remotely disabled a jeep’s brakes; that year, a Ford GT had more lines of code than a F-22 Raptor fighter jet or a Boeing 787.
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