IDG Contributor Network: Staying secure as the IoT tsunami hits
Just when we thought we were gaining control over our networks and computing environments, bam! Here comes the Internet of Things (IoT), and it’s the wild, wild west all over again.
This new wave of device proliferation has moved more quickly than any other computing or technology phase we’ve experienced in modern times. IDC estimates that there are 13 billion connected devices in use worldwide already, and that number could reach 30 billion in the next three years. To put this into perspective, Ericsson’s most recent Mobility Report estimated that there are less than four billion active smartphone subscriptions active around the world. The IoT phenomenon is that big.