Already today, Europeans can remotely switch on the lights in their house, turn on their washing machine or open their door lock with their smartphone. With connected devices becoming a fact of life it is crucial that consumer can trust that they are protected against cyberattacks. Unfortunately, many of these products are  manufactured without basic security features - as our has abundantly shown. This means consumers are increasingly at risk of cyberattacks. An EU  policy response to reduce cybersecurity risks is urgently needed.