Threat Brief: The Internet of Toys - Safety Guide

Posted by Alexa Villanueva

Tue, Aug 01, 2017

The appeal of interactive toys is increasing but there are real security risks to anything that is connected to the internet.

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Several years ago, the idea of having a conversation with a teddy bear seemed surreal, but as technology progresses, children are now able to communicate, learn and play with their connected toys and devices. The appeal of interactive toys is increasing but there are real security risks to anything that is connected to the internet.

Though owning a smart toy entails potential threats, they also come with a lot of benefits for your kids. Before buying any connected toy, BrandProtect guides you through the steps to take in order to make the toys safer once they’re of the box.

BP_ExBrief_August2017_cov_vig.pngThis month's BrandProtect Executive Threat Brief provides the useful information protect your family and avoid being a target. BrandProtect Executive Threat Briefs are designed to minimize your exposure by educating you and your team about simple steps you can take to protect your personal information online.

 BrandProtect has developed a series of free, monthly Executive Threat Briefs focused on social media risk.  The briefs deal with online situations that you and your people encounter every day, and the simple steps you can take to be better protected from common social media dangers. You can use this piece internally and externally for educating your staff  (and alerting their families) on social media risk. 

 

Topics: cyber threats, ThreatBrief, internet connected toys, internet of toys

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