Most IT pros fear IoT cyber attacks. Few are doing anything about it.

In a recent survey about IoT security, researchers found that 97 percent of respondents believe unsecured IoT devices could be catastrophic for their organization, yet just 29 percent actively monitor for related third-party risks. Those are top-line results of a textured report out today that reveals growing awareness about IoT security threats but far-reaching inaction when it comes to defending against third-party related threats.

The authors of the new report, The Internet of Things (IoT): A New Era of Third-Party Risk, are the Ponemon Institute and the Shared Assessments Program. Researchers asked more than 600 respondents about their perception of IoT risks and third-party risk management programs, as well as the strategies being employed by their organizations to defend against IoT-related cyber attacks.

Read more about the findings of the new report, which point to a lack of clear accountability when it comes to third-party IoT risk management since a full 38 percent of respondents indicated that nobody in their organization is responsible for reviewing the risk-management policies of third-party vendors, on ZDNet.

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