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Date Published: October 2019
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In 2017, more than eight billion IoT devices were in use worldwide and the current estimate is that more than 20 billion IoT devices will be in use by 2020, according to various market research organizations. Since many IoT devices are accessible via the internet, malicious actors can exploit vulnerabilities to gain access to IoT devices.
Draft NIST Interagency or Internal Report (NISTIR) 8267, Security Assessment of Consumer Home IoT Products, presents the results of technical assessments on security features of smart light bulbs, security lights, security cameras, doorbells, plugs, thermostats, and televisions. This report provides recommendations, along with information on the observations of the devices' security features, to indicate current practices and how these current practices could be improved. These technical assessments will help the NCCoE better address consumer home IoT security in a holistic manner in future projects. In addition, the technical assessments inform the security tenets for IoT devices outlined in Draft NISTIR 8259, Core Cybersecurity Feature Baseline for Securable IoT Devices.
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