Nearly 2/3 of U.S. Broadband Households Have Security and Privacy Concerns When Using Their Connected Devices
According to a white paper recently released by Parks Associates, Residential Security and Encryption: Setting the Standard, Protecting Consumers, 64% of U.S. broadband households are concerned about security and privacy when using their connected devices.
Parks Associates also found that a majority of U.S. home security system owners believe their industry addresses cyber security threats; they believe that their wireless signals are encrypted although this is not standard practice.
The white paper details the following:
- Key security system areas with potential vulnerabilities: sensors, panels, the network.
- Key challenges of cybersecurity in residential security.
- Risks in use of one-way, unencrypted sensors.
- Opportunities to address concerns about data security.