theDocumentId => 1329459 Majority of Consumers Believe IoT Needs Security ...

Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Vulnerabilities / Threats

7/26/2017
10:00 AM
50%
50%

Majority of Consumers Believe IoT Needs Security Built In

Respondents to a global survey say Internet of Things security is a shared responsibility between consumers and manufacturers.

While 90% of consumers across six different countries expect security to be built into their Internet of Things devices, the question about who should be responsible for implementing IoT security is divided, according to a survey released today by Irdeto.

The Irdeto Global Consumer IoT Security Survey, which queried 7,882 consumers in the US, Brazil, China, Germany, India, and the UK, reports that 15% of respondents believe consumers are responsible for implementing the security, while 20% say manufacturers should play that role. Overall, however, 56% believe it is the responsibility of both the consumer and manufacturer.

“While consumers across the globe believe that IoT devices need to have security manufactured into the product in order to prevent against cyberattacks, it’s encouraging that they also recognize the important role they play in IoT security,” says Mark Hearn, director of IoT security at Irdeto, in a statement.

The survey reports that 89% of respondents have at least one connected device in their home and of this group 81% have more than one IoT device. Among the six countries included in the survey, India has the most IoT users with 97% of residents having at least one IoT device in their home. The US has the fewest, with only 80%. 

Read more about the survey here

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio
 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
rwsmarine
50%
50%
rwsmarine,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/15/2017 | 3:23:54 PM
nomenclature
wht couldn't the nomenclature of the device be its temp password?  As soon as it comes online or booted the first time a mandatory password change is required.  Quick easy not great but at least its something.  Every device has a sn# to it and their all different
Nry2137
100%
0%
Nry2137,
User Rank: Apprentice
7/26/2017 | 12:29:05 PM
Re: Consumer vs manufacturer?
I believe the responsibility resides with both parties. However, in order to understand the responsibilities involved with security, I also believe that both parties, users specifically, need to be educated on their expected responsibilities. 
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
7/26/2017 | 10:40:54 AM
Consumer vs manufacturer?
 

"Overall, however, 56% believe it is the responsibility of both the consumer and manufacturer."

I think it should be manufacturer responsibility to secure the device, most customers would not even know how to use the device forget about the security.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
7/26/2017 | 10:38:42 AM
IoT Security
If the device is doing more than one thing and connected to other devices security should be mandatory. If not and simply ringing the door bell and not connected to other things, why go so much trouble and make it expenses, basic security should be ok.
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
The State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
In this report learn how enterprises are building their incident response teams and processes, how they research potential compromises, how they respond to new breaches, and what tools and processes they use to remediate problems and improve their cyber defenses for the future.
Flash Poll
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
Recent breaches of third-party apps are driving many organizations to think harder about the security of their off-the-shelf software as they continue to move left in secure software development practices.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-33900
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-26
While investigating DIRSTUDIO-1219 it was noticed that configured StartTLS encryption was not applied when any SASL authentication mechanism (DIGEST-MD5, GSSAPI) was used. While investigating DIRSTUDIO-1220 it was noticed that any configured SASL confidentiality layer was not applied. This issue aff...
CVE-2021-21440
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-26
Generated Support Bundles contains private S/MIME and PGP keys if containing folder is not hidden. This issue affects: OTRS AG ((OTRS)) Community Edition 6.0.x version 6.0.1 and later versions. OTRS AG OTRS 7.0.x version 7.0.27 and prior versions; 8.0.x version 8.0.14 and prior versions.
CVE-2021-21442
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-26
In the project create screen it's possible to inject malicious JS code to the certain fields. The code might be executed in the Reporting screen. This issue affects: OTRS AG Time Accounting: 7.0.x versions prior to 7.0.19.
CVE-2021-21443
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-26
Agents are able to list customer user emails without required permissions in the bulk action screen. This issue affects: OTRS AG ((OTRS)) Community Edition: 6.0.x version 6.0.1 and later versions. OTRS AG OTRS: 7.0.x versions prior to 7.0.27.
CVE-2021-36091
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-26
Agents are able to list appointments in the calendars without required permissions. This issue affects: OTRS AG ((OTRS)) Community Edition: 6.0.x version 6.0.1 and later versions. OTRS AG OTRS: 7.0.x versions prior to 7.0.27.