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IOT REALM SEEKS GOVERNANCE
Industries are beginning to adopt Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in unprecedented scopes. However, security concerns continue to threaten IoT’s progress. A study by security company Gemalto, for example, found 90 percent of consumers lack confidence in the security of IoT devices. Nearly two-thirds of IT professionals surveyed by security vendor Pwnie Express said they had more misgivings about device threats in 2018 than they had the year before. It seems inevitable that in 2019 IoT security will command more and more government attention. With international tech research firm Gartner predicting the number of connected things to reach 20.4 billion by the end of the decade, the attack surface is growing exponentially. Yet the public is largely unaware that connected devices can be used to attack other devices, and the industry hasn’t done enough to address device security. The combination makes it likely legislators and regulators in capitals around the world will feel it necessary to intervene. I-HLS READ MORE