Professional Security Magazine –
In the Internet of Things (IoT), potentially billions of devices will be connected using machine-to-machine technology enabled by the internet, writes Colin Tankard, Managing Director, Digital Pathways.
This will encompass a wide variety and volume of interconnected ‘things’, including smart buildings and cities, physical security controls, cars, planes, medical equipment and devices, consumer devices and industrial control systems.
According to a recent survey by the SANS Institute covering organisations of all sizes, 66% of respondents are either currently involved in, or are planning to, implement IoT applications involving consumer devices, such as smartphones, and smartwatches and other wearables. Smart building systems are increasingly being implemented as operations management systems get connected to networks.