Security Tops List of Trends That Will Impact the Internet of Things
By David Nage 02/25/16
Are you ready to deal with “denial of sleep” attacks? Those are attacks using malicious code, propagated through the Internet of Things, aimed at draining the batteries of your devices by keeping them awake.
- Security. threats extend well beyond denial of sleep: “The IoT introduces a wide range of new security risks and challenges to the IoT devices themselves, their platforms and operating systems, their communications, and even the systems to which they’re connected.
- Analytics. IoT will require a new approach to analytics. “New analytic tools and algorithms are needed now, but as data volumes increase through 2021, the needs of the IoT may diverge further from traditional analytics,” according to Gartner.
- Device (Thing) Management. IoT things that are not ephemeral — that will be around for a while — will require management like every other device (firmware updates, software updates, etc.), and that introduces problems of scale.
- Low-Power, Short-Range IoT Networks. Short-range networks connecting IT devices will be convoluted. There will not be a single common infrastructure connecting devices.
- Low-Power, Wide-Area Networks. Current solutions are proprietary, but standards will come to dominate.
- Processors and Architecture. Designing devices with an understanding of those devices’ needs will require “deep technical skills.”
- Operating Systems. There’s a wide range of systems out there that have been designed for specific purposes.
- Event Stream Processing. “Some IoT applications will generate extremely high data rates that must be analyzed in real time.
- Platforms. “IoT platforms bundle many of the infrastructure components of an IoT system into a single product.
- Standards and Ecosystems. as IoT devices proliferate, new ecosystems will emerge, and there will be “commercial and technical battles between these ecosystems” that “will dominate areas such as the smart home, the smart city and healthcare.