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When Facing the IoT, Security Is Critical

by Neal Weinberg

InfoWorld

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IoT will become a matter of life or death for security pros

Internet of things means different things to different people; self-driving cars, smart cities, connected homes, health and fitness apps, etc. But for security professionals, IoT will become a safety issue.That’s the stark assessment of analyst Christian Byrnes, who delivered Gartner’s scenario for cyber security looking out toward the year 2020.

Our take

The Internet of Things is coming but, while it holds great promise, a Gartner analyst also indicates that it may hold great risk, requiring IT professionals to think very differently about security.

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