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Consumers lack confidence in IoT device security

A survey by Gemalto has revealed that 90% of consumers lack confdence in the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This comes as more than two-thirds of consumers and almost 80% of organisations support governments getting involved in setting IoT security.


Other fndings include the fact that a hacker controlling IoT devices is the most common concern for consumers (65%), while six in ten (60%) worry about their data being stolen. Furthermore, more than two-thirds (67%) of businesses encrypt all data captured or stored via IoT devices.

Encouragingly, businesses are realising that they need support in understanding IoT technology and are turning to partners to help, with cloud service providers (52%) and IoT service providers (50%) the favoured options. When asked why, the top reason was a lack of expertise and skills (47%), followed by help in facilitating and speeding up their IoT deployment (46%).

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