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AT CES, FOCUS IS ON ‘COOL FACTOR’ NOT IOT SECURITY
When it comes to IoT, the priority at CES is the “wow factor” – but not so much a focus on security. With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) afoot this week, headlines are crammed with the offbeat connected products from the show – including everything from a smart belt all the way down to a connected toilet. But one important topic seems to be missing from the troves of CES news (and even from the webpages describing these devices) – how secure are these new IoT products? For infosec experts specializing in connected devices, unfortunately the missing security piece is nothing new at the show. “Unfortunately, the new devices launched at CES present security issues for users, mostly because manufacturers have a ‘connectivity first, security second’ development approach,” Yevgeny Dibrov, CEO of Armis, told Threatpost. “These new devices are exciting, and the likely reality is that they’ll follow the tradition of connected devices, and will lack security.” LINDSEY O'DONNELL READ MORE