The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) together with consumers’ association Which? held a roundtable meeting with leading representatives from the Internet of Things (IoT) sector, along with manufacturers and retailers last month.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the cyber security of consumer smart products.
Chaired by Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, the purpose was to hear the steps manufacturers are taking to secure their products and drive the adoption of security good practice.
The government published its news report this month.
Published 21 May 2019
From: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
‘It was clear from discussions at the meeting that all participating manufacturers recognise the need to prioritise security in the design, development and ongoing support of their IoT products. Retailers in attendance highlighted the need for consumers to feel confident that the products they are purchasing are secure in order for the sector to thrive. We have a shared aim to make it easier for consumers to use their smart products securely. Reducing the burden to keep devices and personal data secure.’
‘All of the firms in attendance committed to taking steps to ensure that effective security solutions are being implemented across IoT products on the market.’