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Navigating Smart Home Data Security Concerns

August 24, 2018 / Jabil

The connected homes and buildings that were once considered science fiction are finally seeing the light of day. However, now that a connected future is here, consumers are slow to adopt the technology and skeptical about the devices furnishing their surroundings. In many cases, they are worried about smart home data security—and rightly so. Consumers become warier about smart home data security with every breach. When you consider the frequency of data breaches around the world—be they at a credit card company, a store or a website—it’s easy to understand that consumers have plenty of cause for data security concerns. Data breaches are becoming frequent. Gemalto Security’s Breach Level Index reports that the total number of records breached every second, minute, day and hour nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017. It also estimates that more than 9.7 billion records have been lost or stolen in the last five years.