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IoT Regulation: Too Little? Too Late?

November 13, 2019 / GUEST WRITER

The pathetic security of many IoT devices has been well known for years. Government action that could finally change this sad fact may finally be arriving. However, these first steps appear to be too little, too late.“Many IoT device vendors have little to no experience in building internet-connected devices,” F-Secure’s Mikko Hypponen and Tomi Tuominen wrote in 2017. “They build IoT devices to be cheap and to work, but not to be secure.”More than two years later, not much has changed—except criminals have become more adept at exploiting the security weaknesses of millions of these connected devices.