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What your connected smart home IoT devices are really doing

April 24, 2019Ginger Hill

As more and more people connect IoT devices to their homes, making them smarter, living machines, the more fodder hackers have to breach systems and gain access to consumers' personal identifiable information, or even gain entrance into their humble abodes. The fact is, no security standards exist for IoT manufactures to follow when creating networked devices. Lawmakers and states are stepping up, looking at ways to help protect consumers. Industry talk of late about protecting owners of...

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Congress introduces legislation to establish security standards for government devices

March 13, 2019Ginger Hill

Based on analyst firm Gartner's research, 20.4 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be deployed by 2020; that's more than double the world's population! Hackers tend to gravitate toward the weakest link in the security chain, and because more and more IoT devices have questionable defenses, they make easy targets. This has caused the U.S. government to take notice. To date, there is no national standard for IoT security, leaving it up to each company to decide how they want...

Cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act

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