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Top Tactics for Researching IoT Technology Security This Holiday Season


As the research lead for IoT technology at Rapid7, I am often asked what consumers should do to protect themselves when purchasing and using IoT technology—particularly as the holiday shopping season kicks off on Black Friday.
This is a very difficult question to answer, as vetting technology often requires highly technical knowledge and an in-depth understanding of security topics and vulnerabilities. However, in our increasingly technical world, it’s becoming critical to become exposed to these concepts so you can better understand these issues and make more informed decisions.
To start, I recommend adding security to the list of things to investigate as you start to research products for the latest and greatest features. The following are some tactics you can use to determine the security of IoT products and environments:


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