Security Awareness in the Age of Internet of Things

| November 23, 2017

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This paper looks to shed light on home users’ perception of smart technologies, to showcase how consumer IoT is embraced and understood by Internet users around the United States and Europe. Without a doubt, people are excited by the novelty of connected objects, but how well do they manage security and privacy? Are they succeeding or failing as the administrator of Things in their homes.

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Neura enables smarter technology, powered by trust. Bringing context to the Internet of Things, we recognize behavior patterns, create actionable triggers from IoT data and let users enhance their personal technology with those triggers. We help people use data collected by their devices, for purposes that directly benefit them, while safeguarding their personal information. For example, a glucometer that warns you not to exercise because your blood sugar was too low; a car that senses when you’re tired; and a music player that knows when to play your favorite music and when to play the music you listen to with your significant other because they’re with you – those are just a few examples of what Neura can do for its users.

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