Less Than 10% Of IoT Products Secure, Say 47% Surveyed

IOActive poll highlights low consumer confidence in the built-in security of Internet of Things products.

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

June 3, 2016

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A recent survey to determine user confidence in Internet of Things (IoT) security shows that nearly half of those polled (47%) believe that less than 10% of these goods have security built in. Further, 72% think that this failure to have safety designed into the product is the biggest challenge for IoT security.

The poll was conducted by security firm IOActive in March among security professionals who believe that “minimum security standards and enforcing product recalls, updates or injunctions” can improve IoT security. Less than half of these items are secure, say 85% but 63% also claim these products have better security when compared to other categories. There are 83% of those who think that instead of announcing the vulnerabilities, companies should take regulatory action.

IOActive says that because of competition, companies first market the product, and then try to incorporate security, but this only increases costs and doesn’t bring down the risks.

Check out the full survey here.

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