Organic Trust: The Need For Generic IoT Security Paradigm

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The Need For Trust

As IoT propagates deeper into our lives, security mechanisms must be standardized to provide a clear and transparent view into how secure each and every connected device truly is. One of the show stoppers for mass adoption of consumer IoT products, is the lack of a convenient way for end users to estimate if a certain product can be considered safe and can be trusted for daily use.

One example is the connected camera market, which suffers from a lack of trust following few widely known security breaches, including a hack of Trendnet in 2012, which exposed sleeping babies and children and prompted an FTC investigation, as well as Insecam, a Russian site that linked to 73,000 unsecured security camera locations across 256 countries and was shut down by authorities this past November.

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