Gartner: Internet of Things will change cybersecurity dramatically

September 4, 2015

The Internet of Things (IoT) will lead to significant changes to cybersecurity that will last forever, a new study has found.

Research from Gartner found that more than 20 per cent of enterprises will have digital security services dedicated to protecting business initiatives using devices and services in the Internet of Things (IoT) by the end of 2017.

Gartner defines digital security as the risk-driven expansion and extension of current security risk dangers that defend digital assets of all types in the digital business and guarantees that relationships of these assets can be trusted.  

In an IoT world, information is the “fuel” to alter the physical state of environments through devices that are not general-purpose computers, though devices and services are often designed for certain purposes.

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