The UK government has recently called for better security measures for IoT devices. These compliance measures will help millions of “internet of things” device. This new regulation will urge manufacturers and vendors to implement security within their devices
The department of digital, culture, media & sport (DCMS) is advocating a 13-point code of practice in its Secure by Design review, to encourage IoT manufacturers and vendors to embed security in their design infrastructure rather than not considering the ramifications of not having security.
“We want everyone to benefit from the huge potential of internet-connected devices and it is important they are safe and have a positive impact on people’s lives. We have worked alongside the industry to develop a tough new set of rules so strong security measures are built into everyday technology from the moment it is developed.” -Margot James (Minister for digital)
The government has an estimated about 10 IoT devices are connected to UK households and this number will increase to 15 by 2020, which some devices might be undermining their user’s data protection which could be a breach.
As a part of the review, the government identified the tech industries challenges and incentives to implement cybersecurity with IoT. The evidence had made it prevalent that vendors focused on the quick product cycle without looking at the security issues.