IoT Security

To build a “smart home,” more and more of our household appliances, such as thermostats, coffee makers, outdoor lighting, door locks, and smoke alarms, are connected to the internet. These technological advancements, often known as the “Internet of Things” (loT), are practical and may increase efficiency and safety, but they also provide a fresh set of security vulnerabilities.

Over 12,000 hacking attempts can be made on household IoT products. These smaller, more affordable devices with a variety of user interfaces frequently lack the security measures found on more established computing devices like laptops and smartphones.

What Threats are usually present?

IoT/ICS (Industrial control system) hardware and software development frequently involves errors or omissions.

These errors could lead to the following issues:

  • Inadequate default settings: IoT devices may come with passwords and other settings that cannot be altered as defaults.

Five IoT security standards for consumer-facing devices are suggested by the security community:

  1. Must not have universal default passwords

While smart devices can offer myriad benefits, including convenience and improved functionality, they must be developed with security in mind and used responsibly to avoid introducing unnecessary cyber risk.

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