Learning about the threat landscape
The importance of data in this era has been compared to the importance of oil in the industrial era. Data is considered to be a valuable resource by most people. Data can be used for making predictions, such as the data collected from weather stations being used to forecast weather patterns.
Data collected from a smart home system can be used to understand user behavior, such as what appliances are being used at certain times leading you to understand room occupancy. A positive application of user behavior is targeted advertising. However, it is also possible to utilize data negatively. Knowing when a room is occupied implies that bad actors know when the room isn’t occupied.