IoT Security Fact #3: Shared Secrets Do Not Remain Secret

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IoT Security Fact #3: Shared Secrets Do Not Remain Secret
April 4, 2017
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next frontier for security practitioners and the rules are still being written. In each episode of this podcast series, “Five Indisputable Facts about IoT Security,” the IBM experts will examine one fact that should be considered when building and deploying IoT devices. The purpose of the series, and the accompanying infographic, is to help end users and manufacturers understand how to increase security and protect data in the IoT.

Listen now for the complete insights from our featured panel of IBMers: Diana Kelley, global executive security advisor; Tim Hahn, chief architect of Internet of Things Security; Andras Szakal, VP and CTO for U.S. Federal; and James Murphy, offering manager for Watson IoT Platform.

This episode looks at Indisputable IoT Security Fact #3:

Shared Secrets Do Not Remain Secret

We’re all aware that the proliferation of IoT devices is only just beginning. But did you know that millions of these devices come preloaded with identical passwords? Users who fail to update the default settings and choose a unique password could thus be sharing their secrets with multitudes of strangers and leaving their devices vulnerable to disruption or sabotage.

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