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IoT password prohibits a start, but administrators can’t afford to wait for regulators

Britain’s first ban on default and easy-to-guess passwords for connected devices is a welcome step – but only the first towards securing the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) landscape.

While banning passwords like “admin” and “12345” increases the security foundation, the legislation does not go far enough in mandating firmware updates and built-in security capabilities. Business administrators must therefore remain vigilant against other glaring loopholes in the smart office.

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