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Pepper, the next-generation IoT platform as a service, has partnered with ReFirm Labs in a move to protect consumers from the threats of cybersecurity attack through the connected devices they use. ReFirm specializes in firmware security analysis, an area where there are a significant amount of undetected vulnerabilities.
Consumers and the retailers that sell connected devices have no awareness of the risks associated with the installation and use of even the most basic connected devices. From the exploitation of personal and sensitive data communicating over Chinese and other foreign platforms to the inability of devices to be updated to protect users from cybersecurity threats, the consequences can be terrifying. Expect more announcements about this exciting relationship.