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Address Cybersecurity Challenges Proactively to Ensure Success With Outsourced IoT Initiatives

Published: 06 May 2015

ID: G00273558

Analyst(s): DD Mishra , Earl Perkins


Cybersecurity and privacy concerns are the biggest inhibitor to adopting the Internet of Things. Sourcing executives must review cybersecurity policies to accommodate the rapid adoption of the IoT and by working closely with procurement teams, create an approved list of IoT providers.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Existing cybersecurity policies and procedures will undergo changes to support adoption of the IoT introducing new cybersecurity challenges for sourcing executives
  • Increased competition will drive enterprises toward rapid adoption of IoT with shorter procurement and sourcing cycles, leaving less time for sourcing executives to address cybersecurity
  • Due to competitive pressures, mushroom growth of suppliers and faster supply chain expectations, many IoT products will have vulnerabilities around risk, cybersecurity, privacy and compliance — thereby increasing complexity for sourcing executives

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