Internet of Things

The term Internet of Things (IoT) is used to describe the everyday devices that are connected to the internet.

IoT device examples

Anything connected to the internet is vulnerable to hacking if proper protections are not in place. Always remember to change the default credentials on your IoT devices and create strong passwords. And remember to update the software on your IoT devices if updates become available.

Here are some examples of common IoT devices that can cause security vulnerabilities. 

Light switch


Wall plug

Remote control



Baby monitor

Wearable devices

Video cameras


Gaming systems

Coffee makers

Lifecycle of an IoT device

It’s important to consider security for your IoT devices at every stage of their lifecycle, from selecting the product, to daily use, and right up to its disposal.

Here are a few things to consider at each stage:

Report an incident or suspicious activity