The increased adoption of consumer smart home devices has introduced significant security vulnerabilities and privacy issues. In fact, the speed at which the IoT market is growing is amazing. Some estimates are that the number of IoT sensors and devices will exceed 50 billion by 2022. As such, it is important for consumers and businesses to understand the threats posed by smart home devices such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home. The IoT can increase efficiency, but it also comes with new risks.
Address the following topics:
• Discuss some of the threats and vulnerabilities you or others might face on a daily basis using technologies such as smartphones and other IoT devices like Amazon’s Alexa.
• While IoT devices can greatly increase productivity for businesses, they also come with risks. Discuss the risks that businesses might face when adopting IoT devices.
• Determine whether you use the same technologies that your peers discussed or have never heard of those IoT technologies.
• Discuss whether you agree or disagree with your peers’ ideas on threats and vulnerabilities posed by IoT technologies.