The 2017 predictions for the Internet of Things keep coming, with one of the latest dealing with what’s in store for security.
Any regular reader of the IoT Daily knows that security and privacy are continuously major IoT issues, especially as more devices enter consumer homes and become Internet-connected.
In the not-so-good-news department, the new report, from cybersecurity company Trend Micro, sees 2017 coming with an increased breadth and depth of attacks.
The Internet of Things will play a larger role in targeted attacks in 2017, capitalizing on the growing acceptance of connected devices by exploiting unsecured systems, according to the report. Here are some of the security-related predictions for next year:
As the world becomes more connected through billions of new smart devices, security issues are likely to increase.
In the Internet attack earlier this year, which caused millions of consumers to be locked out of many Web sites, connected devices like smart doorbells and webcams were compromised.
Trend Micro predicts more of the same for next year.
Any brands and marketers planning to message through or leverage consumer connected consumer devices may want to make sure that security is high on the list.
This column was previously published in Connected Thinking on December 22, 2016.