I am excited about the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon that we have been going through over the past few years. Some old timers might even bring up X10, from who knows how long ago, but for my generation, I feel like the Nest thermostat was really the intro of IoT to the mainstream. I see the value of IoT devices and I have a few IoT devices at home myself. This list has only grown over time. There are two major concerns with IoT devices that are always in the back of my mind: 1) Security, and 2) Privacy. I will focus on Security for this post.