“One of the biggest risks to IoT is that there are currently no security standards for the hundreds of new IoT devices that flood the market each year. For e-commerce, we rely on SSL to consistently secure our devices. For computers and other devices in the enterprise, communication between machines and with servers is protected via the standard TCP/IP framework. IoT devices, however, are largely left unsecured, with most products being produced in China with little regulation. Worse, end users are often completely unaware of all the sensors IoT devices include and the ramifications they may have for privacy, such as a smart lightbulb that also records video and audio by default, for example.”

 

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