As the IoT industry matures, it’s safe to say we’re well past “early adopter” phase and seeing broader development and deployment. While the prospect of a more established and stable IoT environment is exciting, we’re not there yet. What we are seeing is that the space is showing its youth, and along with it, its insecurities.
Many new concepts and technologies skyrocket to peak interest and popularity before all of the appropriate security measures are put in place. The initial focus is on usability, functionality, and the consumer experience as a whole – what need or inconvenience can we address with the edgiest, coolest product possible?