Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the Internet of Things (IoT) is how quickly it has become interwoven into a vast number of markets and applications, and that it incorporates numerous innovative forms of technology.
In a recent Upskill U course, Steve Bell, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, captured the core of this megatrend: "By definition, IoT is very broad and is horizontal and vertical. It's not a simple area to cover because it's not a technology, it's not a single market, it's more of a domain. It's a very exciting area." (Listen to IoT: The Impact of Industrial IoT.)
Coupled with the excitement behind IoT comes growing concern about preparing for an increase in security threats that put both big data and companies invested in IoT at risk. Upskill U addresses these tough IoT security questions today at 1:00 p.m. ET during the lecture "IoT: Tackling the Security Challenge." During this course, lecturer Jason Porter, vice president of security solutions at AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), will explain the strategies behind boosting IoT security, including creating partnerships and ecosystems, digital signature and authentication, device management and prevention policies to build security in from the ground up. Porter will explain how organizations can start by asking key security questions to find immediate, proactive solutions to preventing IoT-related threats. (Register for IoT: Tackling the Security Challenge.)
Back by popular demand, returning lecturer Nick Feamster, acting director of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University , will present on Big Data Analytics & IoT tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. ET. To reap the benefits of big data, an integrated IoT and data analytics strategy is required. This course will cover the role of the telco, cloud providers and other stakeholders in this shift. Feamster will also address centralized intelligence vs. the edge of the network.
Don't keep all this newfound knowledge to yourself -- invite a colleague to these exciting sessions and I'll catch you on the chat board this afternoon!
Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, Upskill U