RELINK – RESEARCH TO CONSTRUCT KNOWLEDGE, RAISE AWARENESS AND REDUCE DIGITAL VULNERABILITIES IN CONNECTED HOMES
Relinking the ‘weak link’ in the digital chain
Digitalization, big data and Internet of Things (IoT) have turned the home into a ‘hub’ for digital activities and services. This constitutes households as a central link in the chain of digital value creation and vulnerabilities in society. We who live our everyday lives in connected homes are given a large responsibility for digital maintenance, security routines and for building the competence required to evaluate and handle various security- and privacy risks. But digital risk evaluation and management is a complex matter and, contrary to what is the case in other institutions of society, there is a lack of good tools and resources that can support households in such tasks. Households today can therefore be considered the ‘weak link’ in the digital chain. The RELINK project will build knowledge about digital vulnerabilities in households and develop tools that can support households in making everyday digital risk evaluations. The ambition is to contribute to a future where households are ‘re-linked’ and where vulnerabilities in the digital chain are reduced .