For this weeks discussion, you will be writing a blog posting (similar to a

For this weeks discussion, you will be writing a blog posting (similar to a newsletter article) in which you present an analysis and summary of news reports about recent attacks against smart devices used by individual consumers (not businesses). Your audience for this blog posting is customers of a local consumer-facing company that provides in-home security check-ups for IoT devices and home networking.

1. Find three or more news articles about cyber attacks (hacking) against smart devices used in homes. Your articles should discuss at least three different applications of smart technologies (e.g. smart assistants, smart appliances, utility monitoring devices, thermostats, device status panels, etc.). 2. Analyze the news articles for common themes, e.g. vulnerable devices, types of attacks, who the attackers are, what is at risk for consumers, how to fix/remove vulnerabilities to protect users and their property. 3. Using your research and analysis, write a blog posting that informs consumers about these technologies and the associated cyber risks. Include explanations as to how consumers can protect themselves and their homes from attacks against these types of devices.

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