How 'the invisible network' poses a major security threat

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"Imagine a hacker remotely turning off a life support machine in a hospital, or shutting down a power station. These are the nightmare scenarios we face because many organisations haven't a clue how many unsecured devices are connected to their networks, cyber-security experts warn".

"Traditional antivirus software was designed on the assumption that there were just a few operating systems. Now, because of IoT, there are thousands".

New security exposures have appeared with the development of the Internet of Things in sectors such as health or energy. Do we need to adopt a new approach to security to face this challenge? 

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Julien Hamou

Campaign Co-ordinator, OECD