A yet to be explored area of cybersecurity, as experienced through the security embedded within a focal firm’s products, is cloud-based smart home devices being rapidly adopted in homes. Adoption of these cloud-based products is growing some 22%, indicating the potential of the home market for future revenue and profit growth. With the uncovering of generous data collection functionality currently built-into these products and the seeming routineness of data breaches in general, security and data privacy of smart home devices has been identified as a critical concern of consumers. As a first step in addressing this concern, we propose a theoretical model of cybersecurity in smart home devices based on a foundation of information governance and resource dependence theories. The Resource Governance Model provides a framework for smart home device firms to help ensure products incorporate their chosen cybersecurity design. Future direction for application of the Resource Governance Model is then discussed.