Gifts That Snoop? The Internet of Things Is Wrapped in Privacy Concerns

But security experts warn that there’s little oversight of what data these products can collect—or how it’s traded to marketers and protected from hackers. Before you connect new devices to your home network, experts say it’s important to understand the trade-offs, and how to stay safe.

“We’re still in the wild, wild west,” says John Dickson, a principal at Denim Group, a cybersecurity company in San Antonio. “And what we’re going to see over the holidays is the proliferation of devices that we have very little control over.”

Categories: IoT Security

About Denim Group

Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm, serving as a trusted advisor to customers on matters of software risk and security. The company builds software for the most security conscious while helping organizations assess and mitigate risk within their existing software. Denim Group's flagship ThreadFix product accelerates the process of software vulnerability remediation, reflecting the company's rich understanding of what it takes to fix application vulnerabilities faster. Denim Group has emerged as a strong contributor to the larger application security community and has actively participated in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception.

Among many other awards, Denim Group has landed on the "Inc. 5000" list - which recognizes the country's 5000 fastest-growing private companies - for five years in a row. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal named Denim Group as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the city.

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