By the looks of it, the modern-day devices that are found in a house require an internet connection to work. The Internet of Things’ cybersecurity is also getting advanced in every passing time. And now people putting their trust on the online data as well as cloud services to store the data which are extremely private to them.

This, in turn, gave the appliances, and the products which have been conventionally offline are getting connected to the internet and with this comes a need to design the products that protect the personal data even during cyber threats and DDoS attack. The product which is poorly secured often threaten the privacy of a consumer and some of these devices can be misutilized to begin large-scale cyber attacks based on DDoS (Distributed Denial of Services).

The TS 103 645 by ETSI is a brand new specification. It has started addressing the issue and also specifies the top-notch provisions to secure the consumer devices which are connected to the internet. The scope of the IoT products include the products connected via internet such as baby monitor, children’s toys, smart cameras, smoke detectors, speakers and TVs, door locks, speakers, alarm systems, wearable health trackers, among others.

Stephen Russell, the Secretary-General of ANEC, said that their company is contributing towards a standard which focuses more on the organizations as well as the technical controls that primarily controls the security shortcomings. It also marks a specific landmark for both the industry as well as consumers. ANEC is a member of ETSI which represents the standardization of consumers.

The TS 103 645 needs the implementers for forgoing utilizing the universal default passwords. The default universal passwords are generally viewed as the primary source of most of the security issues.

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