SINGAPORE – People’s appetite for secure internet-connected devices is great. Half of Singapore adults say they will consider purchasing such devices under a new labeling scheme.
This was the result of a survey, although almost seven out of ten respondents here said they did not support the relatively new Cybersecurity Labeling Scheme of the Singapore Cyber Security Agency (CSA) for Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as Wi-Fi routers and the Internet know log cameras (IP).
Introduced over six months ago, the voluntary program shows consumers how secure internet-connected devices are against cybersecurity threats.
Nearly three in five people were also unaware of previous IoT violations here, such as a report in October that IP home cameras here were hacked and the footage was uploaded to pornographic websites, according to the survey, which ended early last month.
Cyber security company McAfee, which commissioned the survey of approximately 1,000 Singapore adults, told The Straits Times that …