The challenges or providing cyber security protection for sensitive data in the internet of things (IoT)

Aug. 22, 2019
Smart cities, personalized marketing, and dynamic pricing offer endless possibilities for real-time deployments -- and cyber security vulnerabilities.

LADDINGFORD, England – Aside from the internet itself, the internet of things (IoT) has the potential to become the most transformative technological application of our times. Conservative estimates indicate it will encompass approximately 30 billion devices in the next couple years, more than half of which will include machine to machine communication. Electronic Specifier reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

22 Aug. 2019 -- With each of those smart devices connected to edge gateways or centralized clouds via IP networks, the IoT will not only generate more data than any other single application, but also the quickest data with its continuous, real time streaming of sensor sources.

With use cases spanning smart cities, personalized marketing, dynamic pricing and more, the possibilities for such real time deployments are virtually endless. Unfortunately, so are the cyber security vulnerabilities.

Security risks are still the primary inhibitor for IoT adoption rates, and even cloud deployments of highly sensitive data. The IoT’s security challenges are particularly daunting because they require safeguarding devices outside of traditional enterprise boundaries. Moreover, these endpoints are designed for lightweight data transmissions - not enterprise class security protocols.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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