CIO upfront: The Internet of Things – who pays when things go wrong?

The internet of things (IoT), the ability of everyday objects to remotely connect to computers, promises connection, convenience and new market opportunities for manufacturers and developers.

For the users of smart devices and apps, the convenience factor comes with new risks unimaginable with 'dumb' devices, and for manufacturers too, the risk that customers and courts will hold them responsible for any losses suffered.
Once devices connect to the internet they are vulnerable to exploitation and can provide an unsecure point of access to a network.

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