Will Security Be the Biggest Obstacle in IoT Adoption?

Executive Summary

IoT is fast emerging as the ‘next big thing’ that has potential to completely change the way we live and work and interact with each other. However, the promise of IoT also comes with a lot of challenges. Every new device that gets connected complicates security by adding more potential attack vectors. Most IT and business leaders admit that security is the biggest concern in adoption of IT. The challenges range from data privacy and network security to interoperability and standards, legal and regulatory issues and other risks arising due to lack of infrastructure readiness. Considering the pervasiveness of IoT, there is a need to ramp up security across all platforms, software, hardware and mobile devices in the enterprise network.

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