As the number of internet-connected devices continues to grow exponentially, the smartphone retains its position at the top of the list. Smartphone ownership now is virtually universal, well ahead of even personal computer ownership. While 94% of internet users own a smartphone, they also an average of three internet-connected devices, according to the annual global survey of 350,000 internet users aged 16 to 64 conducted by GlobalWebIndex (GWI).
Security is a known concern around the Internet of Things and it turns out that it's quite top of mind for many consumers. So much so, that most say that IoT security should be regulated, based on a new global study. While the majority (54%) of consumers own an average of four IoT devices, only 14% believe they are knowledgeable on IoT security and almost all (90%) believe there should be IoT security regulation.