Following the release of the BlackBerry-commissioned whitepaper from 451 Research which takes a look at security in the Enterprise of Things, Marty Beard and Brian Partridge, VP of IoT at 451 Research will host a webinar on Thursday, October 19, 2017, to discuss the findings and take a deeper look into how companies can manage and secure the expanding Enterprise of Things.

Based on findings from the whitepaper titled, "Securing the Enterprise of Things: Opportunity for securing IoT with a unified platform emerging as IoT popularity grows," organizations are noting that huge opportunities are balanced against significant cybersecurity concerns.

Survey respondents represent a wide range of vertical industries, including financial services, government and healthcare. Below are some key themes from the research:

  • Seventy-eight percent of respondents indicated interest in a solution that allows them to manage all their endpoints in one place.
  • Sixty-three percent noted that security is the "top" concern regarding digital technologies and processes. However, only a little over one-third (37 percent) actually have a formal digital transformation strategy in place.
  • Organizations are least prepared against external threats, with nearly two-thirds (61 percent) citing hackers and cyberwarfare as top concerns.
  • Thirty-nine percent of respondents from very large organizations (more than 10,000 employees) revealed that a lack of collaboration among internal departments is a potential barrier to unified endpoint management, while 51 percent of mid-sized organizations felt the same way.

Registration is open for the webinar right now and the event will kick off at 1:00pm EDT. If you're interested, you can register here or if you're looking to learn more, you can download the whitepaper right here.