Over the next five to ten years, the Internet of Things (IoT) will become integral to the enterprise, with businesses deploying myriad sensors and connected devices to collect and analyze data.
A recent report by IDC finds that by 2025, there will be more than 80 billion connected IoT devices generating more than 162 zettabytes of data throughout the globe.
With all that data flowing to and from these different devices comes concerns about security.
However, there's a solution to this problem that enterprises already know a lot about: the cloud. The world's biggest and best-known cloud providers -- Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google and IBM -- already provide a substantial amount of security for the applications running in their public clouds.
kq4ym, User Rank: Light Sabre 11/6/2017 | 9:54:30 AM
Re: From 2020 to 2025 And 80 billion potential "messes" at that. By the time 2025 rolls around we probably can expect that security and interoperability issues of all those devices will be solved. But then again what if it isn't? Whoops.
Michelle, User Rank: Light Sabre 10/31/2017 | 4:21:21 PM
Re: From 2020 to 2025 A mess with many pings if you actually connect it all to the same network. I can't imagine how difficult it will be for network admins to monitor all the devices. There will be plenty of automation to check for common issues, but all the alerts will be messy (probably).
danielcawrey, User Rank: Light Sabre 10/31/2017 | 4:09:57 PM
Re: From 2020 to 2025 Security is the biggest issue I see with IoT. It's going to be hard to secure all of these devices. You've got hardware, software and firmware all working with these protocols and standards - the whole thing just sounds like a mess to me.
Michelle, User Rank: Light Sabre 10/30/2017 | 7:02:01 PM
Re: Secure now, not later I didn't really think of the data in context with prevailing attitude about Las Vegas. I think you're probably right about the coming wave of IoT data. Maybe the motto will be updated to something like "whatever happens in Vegas is stored on a Vegas-only cloud"...probably not
kq4ym, User Rank: Light Sabre 10/30/2017 | 5:20:27 PM
Re: Secure now, not later That should be interesting indeed. And how Las Vegas gets along with it's plan to collect data might be worth noting, while thinking one might wonder if they manage so well the cloud "that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." Security is going to be a big big concern as "80 billion connected IoT devices generating more than 162 zettabytes of data," go bigtime by 2025. And what comes after zettabytes anyway?
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