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Securing the Internet of Things: A Proposed Framework

- May 19, 2015 - 0 Comments

By 2020, the number of connected devices is expected to grow exponentially to 50 billion. The world of interconnected objects will have it’s data collected, analyzed and used to initiate action, which will provide a wealth of intelligence for planning, management, policy and decision-making.

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Important information will be pushed out to machines, to individuals, and to organizations of every type, anywhere in the world. Securing the Internet of Things (IoT), and more generally the entire Internet of Everything (IoE) ecosystem will be critically important. Before devices can interact with each other or with humans, determining the identity and then building the trust between one another will be at the core of any architecture. This whitepaper will focus on the unique characteristics of the IoT and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, the implications for security, and discuss frameworks to ensure secure IoT architectures. Explore this landing page for more information.

To learn more about the importance of securing the Internet of Things (IoT) and the tension between convenience and privacy. Check out Evelyn de Souza’s blog here.

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