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IoT - Consumer Information & Resources

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The Internet of Things is changing the way we live, from increasing our energy efficiency (and saving money on utilities) to providing tailored entertainment and health monitoring. But, the “smarter” we get, the more complicated the connections become, and the harder all of it is to manage. As devices age, they may become unsupported, risking the security of the vast amounts of personal data they collect and, in some cases, share. The following recommendations and tips will help you maximize your online safety and privacy.

IoT Security & Privacy Checklist - Press Release
Download the Checklist
(PDF)

Smart Home Checklist, Advice for Buyers, Sellers & Renters (Updated March 2017, PDF)
(Best viewed with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer or Safari, if using Google Chrome click here)

Considerations When Buying & Setting Up A Connected Device (PDF)


Related Resources

Stop Think Connect (Department of Homeland Security)

OnGuard Online - Set of consumer friendly resources and videos (Federal Trade Commission)

What To Do After A Data Breach (Federal Trade Commission)

Tax Payer Guide To Identity Theft (IRS)

Protect Your Privacy Online; Educating Washington Residents On Privacy In The Digital Age (State of Washington)

Online Tips & Advice (Washington State Attorney General)

Consumer Federation of America

Consumerman

Better Business Bureau - Consumer Resources

Identity Theft Risk Calculator (LifeLock)

Field Guide To Home Automation (National Association of Realtors) 

Identity Theft Resources (Identity Guard Resource Center)

StaySafeOnline


Recommended Readings

It Sees You When You Are Sleeping, It Knows When You Are Awake (OTA Blog)

Is Your Smart Home Outsmarting You? (OTA Blog)

How My TV Got Infected with Ransomware & What You Can Learn From it (Symantec)

Real Estate and the Internet of Things (Realtor Magazine)

OTA Finds 100% of Recently Reported IoT Vulnerabilities Avoidable - (Press Release)

 

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