We see developing market opportunities in the expansion of the so called “Internet of Things” (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and related applications. Emerging focus areas for M2M include:
- M2M in Retail Shopping
- M2M in Government Logistics
- M2M in the Connected Home
- M2M in Sensing and Homeland Security
We see IoT, M2M, and device to device security as huge issues for regulators.
From TVs to thermostats and from medical devices to home security, a range of devices are being connected to the Internet and exposed to risks for which they might not be ready, vulnerability management firm Rapid7 recently stated said in an email statement to eWEEK.
Devices that collect and transmit data will be ubiquitous with individuals not interacting with them and therefore unable to keep track of privacy settings. Emergence of global policy settings and a trusted agent acting on behalf of users will be of paramount importance to consumers.
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