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Security an afterthought in connected home, wearable devices

Thor Olavsrud | Sept. 9, 2016
In a survey of publicly reported vulnerabilities for consumer connected-home and wearable technology products between November 2015 and July 2016, the nonprofit Online Trust Alliance found that all of potential problems could have been easily avoided..

The OTA's Trust IoT Framework is a global, multi-stakeholder effort to address IoT risks comprehensively. The OTA began developing the framework in February 2015 based on the feedback of nearly 100 organizations, including ADT, American Greetings, Device Authority, Malwarebytes, Microsoft, NAR, Symantec, consumer and privacy advocates, international testing organizations, academic institutions and U.S. government and law enforcement agencies. The framework includes a baseline of 31 measurable principles that OTA says device manufacturers, developers and policy makers should follow to maximize the security and privacy of the devices and data collected for smart homes and wearable technologies.


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