But I "Want / Need" IOT it will make my life easier........
Its a true statement as far as it goes.
what is missing is i wouldn't touch the current generation of devices with a barge pole.
IOT devices need to talk to my network to a secured audited "HUB" Only and not to any 3rd party CLOUD.
IOT devices need to all have encryption built in for access and communication as default.
IOT devices need security as the first step of their development.
I will run my IOT on a separate Vlan untrusted by all my other Vlans
I NEEEEEED an Enterprise grade Firewall to block traffic from that Vlan talking to the outside world.
any communication to the IOT "HUB" will be done through a VPN with tough security authentication measures at the firewall and the "HUB"
the problem is "consumers" see flashy adverts and how good and easy this tech is to use marketing with "Zero" setup needed and buy it.
So devices are made for the lowest common denominator "Joe Public" who dont care or understand what risks they are putting themselves in. :-(
So for this reason i see IOT doing very well selling in great numbers in the insecure state its in now so development of security will not progress due to its cost :-(