Despite its name, the Internet of Things (IoT) is not a single monolithic structure but an umbrella category of thousands of digitally transformed solutions that create value by connecting “things” that were once not connected. The ability to connect these devices is the first step to unleashing or revealing new business models. Distributed technical architectures that combine sensors, intelligent systems, connectivity, platforms, and analytical capabilities are evolving into fully formed use cases for remote health monitoring, autonomous vehicles, and smart utilities, among others, which are poised to deliver great value and create new markets.
- Recent cyberattacks against IoT systems have demonstrated serious real-world consequences.
- To deliver IoT security and trust, organizations must focus on connectivity, hardware, software, and the environment.
- IoT security may be required in various parts of the ecosystem based on the technical architecture and particular use cases.
- Not all device manufacturers or their users will accommodate agent installations. Alternative approaches will be required.