IoT is vulnerable for a few reasons. The main one is that the typical computing power of an IoT device is limited, which makes it hard to effectively secure it. However, the real issue so far is that very few manufacturers attempt to install any cyber protection at all. This is because IoT devices are small and simple - the naïve conception is that they don’t seem to be a worthy target. Most of the security efforts go into protecting the data produced and not the device. Camera streams are encoded and transmitted in a secure way, sensor data can be encrypted and secured quite easily, and not to mention the highly-secured TR-069 protocol used by Telecoms to manage CPEs. However, the vulnerability exploited by hackers is completely different, and proves to be highly effective. They do not attempt to hack the data, they instead hack the device itself through a variety of device-specific breaches.