Gartner Research

How the Internet of Things Will Impact Cybersecurity

Published: 26 April 2016

ID: G00290691

Analyst(s): Ruggero Contu , Earl Perkins

Summary

Impact of the IoT will result in a pervasive digital presence that changes both business and the social fabric. Marketing managers must plan for opportunities that scale, with the diversity and function of IoT devices needing expanded protection and control requirements, due to legal requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The IoT expands both enterprise boundaries and related risks, while new security opportunities are created to address resulting security vulnerabilities
  • IoT architecture changes the way security can be deployed, and marketing and product managers must consider new go-to-market approaches to be successful
  • The "borderless" nature of IoT environments is driving new security demands for standardization and regulation; digital security for the IoT will affect markets and organizations by supporting a data-centric and service-driven approach to the next generation of digital business

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