OCF invites you to the “Smart Homes and the New Normal” webinar event on October 21 at 8:00AM PT. The webinar will cover smart home market insights in a COVID-19 world and how the OCF Core Framework and IoTivity open source solution provide the necessary security and interoperability capabilities for today’s smart home implementations.
According to Statista, consumer electronics will account for 63% of all installed IoT units in 2020. As millions of people are now confined to their living spaces, the use of smart home devices and appliances has dramatically increased, with individuals engaging in remote learning, work and digital entertainment. Security remains a top concern, as a UK University of Warwick study found that consumers are not convinced they can trust the privacy and security of these technologies. To alleviate these concerns, businesses and policy makers must show proof of cybersecurity measures to increase customer trust. In addition, with the expansion of work-from-home environments, businesses are now at risk with vulnerable employee devices in which little effort has been made to protect them at both the hardware and software level.