According to a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit, huge majorities of consumers around the world don’t think their IoT data is safe, and they want something done about it before the problem spirals out of control:
- 92 percent say they want to control what personal information is automatically collected.
- 74 percent are concerned that small privacy invasions may eventually lead to a loss of civil rights.
These concerns and potential for security breaches will only grow as the number of IoT devices across the world will rise to 20.4 billion, according to analyst firm Gartner.
“It is terrifying to see millions of vulnerable connected devices being distributed to U.S. consumers who have no idea how their personal data is being used – and how easy it is for hackers to access their home Wi-Fi networks through these devices,” says Scott Ford, CEO at Pepper IoT. “For many reasons, IoT data and communications must be managed in the country of device purchase – and devices must be designed to protect against cyber security breach.”
Together, Kudelski Group and Pepper IoT provide the following advantages:
- Comprehensive security:The partnership will leverage the Kudelski IoT Security Suite, a comprehensive set of services and solutions designed to make IoT security simple, scalable and sustainable.
- Deep expertise:The Kudelski Group has more than 30 years of experience designing software and hardware-based security solutions. Kudelski has deep cybersecurity advisory and testing expertise and managed security services that are delivered through Cyber Fusion Centers in the United States and Switzerland.
- Enabling large-scale IoT: Pepper IoT is a simple, flexible, multi-tenant and secure platform created to effectively enable big enterprises to design, launch, manage and monetize large-scale IoT services.