As we step into October, we are not only greeted by autumn's changing colors but also by a crucial reminder – it's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! This October, join us in raising awareness about the importance of cybersecurity in the Internet of Things (IoT) as we highlight our latest podcast episode, "Infineon: Driving IoT Security through Open Standards."
The Growing Network of Connected Devices
Our research shows that the average internet household has more than 16 connected devices. This number jumped in the past 3 years as more work shifted into the home and households adopted new connected product types like connected health, security, and entertainment devices.
Yet, as the number of connected devices grows, so do the real risks associated with them. Concerns arise about the potential inappropriate access to collected data or the possibility of devices and networks being compromised by hackers. These concerns are valid, especially as consumers become increasingly reliant on their connected devices and services.
The Trust Factor
While embracing the convenience and connectivity that IoT devices offer, consumers have reservations. Stories of hacks, data breaches, and identity theft have led many to question whether they can trust the brands behind these products to handle their data with care.
Our research also shows that 62% of smart home device owners are concerned about someone gaining unauthorized access to their smart products. This underscores the need for robust cybersecurity measures, not only to protect personal data but also to instill confidence in consumers.
Securing the Connected Home
As we celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it's imperative to recognize that securing the home network and its devices is critical to continued industry growth. Consumers must have assurance that their personal data is kept private and that their devices are not vulnerable to cyber threats.
Our podcast episode, "Infineon: Driving IoT Security through Open Standards," sheds light on the efforts and solutions that companies like Infineon are putting forth to enhance IoT security through open standards. It aligns with the mission of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, promoting education and best practices in cybersecurity.
Where to Listen
You can tune into this episode on various platforms:
📺 Watch on YouTube!
🎧 Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or our website!
This October, celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by staying informed about the latest developments in IoT security. Discover how Infineon is driving innovation in this space and how open standards play a pivotal role in securing the ever-expanding network of connected devices.