IT Pro Portal – Consumers don’t trust the security of their IoT devices

itproportalThe vast majority of consumers say that they don’t trust the security protection within their IoT devices, new research has claimed.

A new report by Gemalto found that more than two thirds of consumers, as well as 80 per cent of organisations, would like to see the government getting involved in IoT security.

“It’s clear that both consumers and businesses have serious concerns around IoT security and little confidence that IoT service providers and device manufacturers will be able to protect IoT devices and more importantly the integrity of the data created, stored and transmitted by these devices,” said Jason Hart, CTO, data protection at Gemalto.

“With legislation like GDPR showing that governments are beginning to recognize the threats and long-lasting damage cyber-attacks can have on everyday lives, they now need to step up when it comes to IoT security. Until there is confidence in IoT amongst businesses and consumers, it won’t see mainstream adoption.”

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