While the IoT era of products brings innumerable advances and modern conveniences to the lives of consumers, the connected nature of these products creates unintentional ports to other sensitive and critical systems, data, and devices. When security is insufficient in even seemingly harmless household appliances, wearables, or other IoT products, it presents endemic vulnerabilities and risks.
The IOActive IoT Security Survey, conducted in March 2016, revealed that nearly half (47%) of all respondents felt that less than 10% of all IoT products on the market are designed with adequate security. A staggering 85% believe that less than half of IoT products are secure.
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