IoT devices often lack built-in security controls, a situation which creates risks and threats for federal agencies and consumers. As IoT devices proliferate, it is important for manufacturers to provide secure and safe devices. Both can be used to mitigate risks related to IoT devices.
The IoT doesn’t rely on human intervention to function. With the IoT, communicate, analyze, and act on information, offering new ways for technology, media and telecommunications businesses to create value—whether that’s creating entirely new businesses and revenue streams or delivering a more efficient experience for consumers.
The broad range of connectable home devices—TVs, home thermostats, door locks, home alarms, smart home hubs, garage door openers, to name a few—creates a myriad of connection points for hackers to gain entry into IoT ecosystems, access customer information, or even penetrate manufacturers’ back-end systems.
IoT security is critical largely because of the expanded attack surface of threats that have already been plaguing networks. Adding to these threats are insecure practices among users and organizations who may not have the resources or the knowledge to best protect their IoT ecosystems.
Assume Every IoT Device Needs Configuring.
Know your Devices.
Require Strong Login Credentials.
Use End-to-End Encryption.
Make Sure to Update the Device.
Disable Features You Don't Need.
Avoid Using Public Wi-Fi.
Build a Guest Network.
Change default router settings
Disconnect IoT devices when they are not needed
Pick a strong password and do not overuse it
Avoid using Universal Plug and Play
Keep your software, firmware updated