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IoT Security Issues by Alasdair Gilchrist

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Chapter 5–Consumer Convenience Trumps Security

In previous chapters, we have discussed home security; however what we have not addressed is the consumer’s acceptance of risk and their nonchalance to vulnerabilities and threats. In this chapter, we will address the way consumers care little for security, preferring convenience. However, convenience is not always the best solution. In turn we hope you will understand that Consumer convenience does not trumps security, and this is why.

  1. Easy installation and operation
  2. Plug n Play
  3. No complaints no returns
  4. Poor customer knowledge
  5. Poor installation
  6. Poor technology understanding
  7. Applying best-practices

One of the problems with designing products for the consumer Internet and home-connected ...

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