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Consumers Demand Security from Smart Device Makers

The security of connected devices, or the lack thereof rather, is one of the biggest cybersecurity issues right now. Gartner predicts the Internet of Things (IoT) will consist of 25 billion devices by 2021, most of which might be very easy to hack, if current trends are any indication.

According to a new poll by Microsoft and Greenberg Strategy about consumer attitudes toward IoT devices, 9 out of 10 consumers believe basically all IoT devices can be hacked and roughly the same percentage of people want IoT manufactures to improve the security of their products, while 3 in 4 people are willing to pay more for devices with better security.

Read more: https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/consumers-demand-security-from-smart-device-makers/d/d-id/1333621

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