The Internet Society France Chapter was set up to create awareness about the security risks that IoT devices pose, but has said not enough is being done to strengthen the security and privacy of these devices. In the meantime, the number of IoT devices is increasing and is expected to reach 20.4 billion globally by next year.
Most of these are still poorly secured and vulnerable to cyberattacks. The security of the connected devices in your home is only as good as the weakest link. Many unsecured IoT devices like smart bulbs, CCTV cameras, alarm systems, or even baby monitors, connect through a smart app on a mobile device. Even though they aren’t directly connected to other devices you may be using in your home, the fact that they’re on the same network, when it comes to a hacker gaining a foothold on your network, these unsecured IoT devices are an easy entry point.