The Future of IoT: A CAM Q&A with Sean Tufts

October 26, 2020

  • October is global Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
  • Each week Andrea Hart of our Solutions Education team is hosting a brief Q&A with Sean Tufts, Optiv’s Practice Director of Product Security for ICS & IOT, addressing the week’s specific topic.
  • Week 4: Sean Tufts breaks out the crystal ball and looks into the future of connected devices.


There were ~26.6 billion active IoT devices in 2019, up from 7 billion in 2018, and IDC estimates there will be 41.6 billion by 2025. That’s roughly five for every human being on the planet.


During our final chat of Cybersecurity Awareness Month we’ll look at the future of connected devices. Sean says the key thing for organizations will be building adaptive, pliable works.