The growing popularity of IoT devices does not change the fact that they are also making news for the wrong reasons.
Accordingly, we discuss in this article the top challenges that are impeding the security of smart devices.
1. Lack of Regulations
As covered in an earlier article, a lack of uniform regulations is greatly impacting the security of IoT devices. Since the growth of IoT is dependent on a standardized set of norms, the challenge is really at a government level.
The governments of most countries are run by their respective bureaucracies which can be a bottleneck in decision-making. Very few government agencies have the time, energy or incentive to prioritize IoT, as there is too much information to comprehend.
Such a lack of prioritizing leaves space for the IoT industry to come with its own set of standards. For example, the Open Connectivity Foundation includes Microsoft, Samsung, LG, Electrolux and Cisco among the 300 members. It is, by far, the largest alliance of IoT companies.
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