Although Internet of Things (IoT) devices are rising significantly in every part of our life, they are still riddled with many security risks.
Indeed, these devices usually have a lot of issues as they are launched quickly while cybersecurity hasn’t necessarily been taken into account during the design process. More to it, manufacturers can then be rather slow to update them.
Due to this, IoT devices that are not completely secured can become easy targets for cyber attackers, which can lead to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
The UK government has then proposed the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill that will focus on strengthening the security of IoT hardware and enhancing networks. The Bill stated to end default passwords as well as have plans to integrate security from the outset.
The Bill however doesn’t cover many devices such as vehicles, smart meters, medical devices, and desktop and laptop computers. There is then a need to improve it to protect individuals and organizations.