The IoT “time bomb” report: 49 security experts share their views

The IoT “time bomb” report: 49 security experts share their views

Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT). Connected devises are gaining traction in homes and businesses. The possibilities for what this will mean in our future are endless. And yet it is widely recognised that security is still a massive flaw and exposes a vast surface of things to attack.

But how big a problem is this and what can we do about it? Well, to find out we asked global security experts to get in touch with answers to these four key questions:

  1. How big a problem will lack of security on IoT devices be?
  2. What do big businesses fail to grasp about this?
  3. What can be done to rectify the problem?
  4. Anything else you want to add that you don't think gets enough media coverage in this area?

In response we received 50 pages (just under 25,000 words) from 49 different security experts. The short online report below distils the most interesting commentary. As there was some overlap in views this does not include direct quotes from every individual who took part but it does cover the overall message.   


Everyone we spoke to agreed that lack of security on IoT devices is a problem. Naturally, the scale of this depends on industry and the impact of the hack.

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