IoT security: Lessons we can learn from the evolution of road safety

In the world we know today, road safety is carefully enforced to the point where we take it for granted. But it wasn’t always thus. People simply weren’t aware of the risks. In the past there were no uniform traffic safety regulations and no safety precautions built into vehicles, such as seatbelts or no airbags.

We’re currently facing serious security challenges with the Internet of Things, and the parallels with road safety are striking. The number of connected devices offered in the market rises inexorably and the low cost of manufacturing often relegates good security to an afterthought.

Read more about what cybersecurity professionals can learn from the evolution of road safety in order to improve IoT security according to Brian Honan, CEO of BH Consulting, on Help Net Security.