The Internet of Things is to hackers what chickens are to a fox–easy prey.

In a white paper titled “The Internet of Things: A New Era of Cyber Liability and Insurance,” Vincent J. Vitkowski of Seiger, Gfeller Laurie,  explains that many connected devices were designed for
convenience, not security. As a result, their data can often easily be breached. Most
devices were not designed with robust protections against malicious code or the capability to
be easily patched.

The legal, product liability and insurance coverage issues coming from these devices
will emerge fully over the next decade, Vitkowski says. Issues will include:

  • How the data is stored, accessed and shared.
  • Third-party liabilities for data compromises.
  • Bodily injury and physical damage and liability.
  • They types of insurance that will respond.

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