3· Innovation is occurring at a fast and ever-increasing pace
4· Many devices have become smart and part of the so-called ‘internet of things', including 5televisions, watches, toothbrushes, and cars
6· These devices have access to the internet in some way, and cybercriminals can thus gain 7access to these devices
8· No firewalls or other security measures are generally installed on these devices to keep 9hackers out
10· Vendors oftentimes do not update these devices after they have been sold, only offer 11updates for a very limited time, or only at additional cost or effort to the consumer
14· These devices are therefore vulnerable to cyberattacks
15· Consumers generally seem to be unaware of this fact
16· These devices often hold private information which can be stolen this way, and hacked can 17be used as gateways into other networks, or can be used in botnets
18· Hacking into devices such as cars can cause grave accidents to happen
19· Digital security should be just as much of a consideration in product safety as the various 20other aspects covered under European regulation
23for the European Union to implement European product regulations to require vendors to update 24internet-connected devices for their expected economic lifetime and to take appropriate steps 25such as the installation of firewalls and the use of randomised default passwords to increase 26cybersecurity.
Attention: This is a preview! The official text is printed in the proposal book for Spring Congress 05. - 07. April 2019.