Gartner listed top 10 Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, which it believes every organisation should adopt in next two years.
According to the think tank, the top 10 IoT technologies for 2017 and 2018 are – IoT security, IoT analytics, IoT device (thing) management, low-power short-range IoT networks, low-power wide-area networks, IoT processors, IoT standards and ecosystems, IoT platforms, event stream processing and IoT operating systems.
Gartner Vice President Nick Jones said the IoT demands an extensive range of new technologies and skills that many organizations have yet to master.
“Architecting for this immaturity and managing the risk it creates will be a key challenge for organizations exploiting the IoT. In many technology areas, lack of skills will also pose significant challenges.”
Gartner noted that 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.
Therefore, the research agency suggested that security technologies will be required to protect IoT devices and platforms from both information attacks and physical tampering, to encrypt their communications, and to address new challenges such as impersonating “things” or denial-of-sleep attacks that drain batteries.
IoT security will be complicated by the fact that many “things” use simple processors and operating systems that may not support sophisticated security approaches.
“Experienced IoT security specialists are scarce, and security solutions are currently fragmented and involve multiple vendors,” said Jones. “New threats will emerge through 2021 as hackers find new ways to attack IoT devices and protocols, so long-lived “things” may need updatable hardware and software to adapt during their life span.”