From Insurance Business:

Although the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) promises more convenience and productivity, a report warns that as devices become even more interconnected, they become much more difficult to secure against cyber threats.

A policy study recently published by the R Street Institute, entitled Aligning Cybersecurity Incentives in an Interconnected World, explored how cybersecurity policies should tackle the shared vulnerabilities IoT networks have.

“When devices are connected, one device’s vulnerability becomes a problem for the entire network,” said R Street tech policy fellow Anne Hobson, who authored the paper. “This is not a new threat, as networked devices have been around since the 1960s. However, the scale of interconnection among today’s devices magnifies the consequences of insecurity.”

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