New research conducted by IT security solutions provider Utimaco has revealed consumer trust in Internet of Things (IoT) devices is lacking. The study, which included responses from participants from the USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Singapore, and Mexico, found that only 14% of respondents considered smart devices to be secure, despite 38% of them using such devices. The report: Circles of Trust 2023: Exploring Consumer Trust in the Digital Society highlights the potential benefits of a connected world but also emphasises the need for improved communication strategies to raise awareness about IoT and smart city technology. The study also revealed significant variations in attitudes towards IoT and smart city technology across different countries, with only 24% of respondents feeling confident in defining the term 'Internet of Things'.
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