To gain a better understanding of the user aspect of IoT, we conducted a survey via CINT. 7000 people were surveyed in total, made up of 1000 people from each of the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, and the US. Participants formed representative samples across gender, age, family situation, and income levels.
The questions revolved around which IoT devices people had in their homes, what measures they took to secure them, and whose responsibility they thought it was to ensure the security of IoT devices. Survey results were cross-referenced with a new user-focused classification of the main vulnerabilities of IoT devices.
The timeline and classification were generated by reviewing the key literature on IoT security and vulnerabilities, as well as looking at press coverages of major attacks.