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Cheaper sensors, privacy challenges and stronger standards — Internet of Things predictions for 2023

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As more everyday devices gain connectivity capabilities, the Internet of Things is increasingly a part of everyone’s life.

As with any new technology, it not only poses privacy and security challenges, but also places additional demands on networks and data processing. Here is what some expert thinks he will see from IoT in 2023.

Yasser Alsaied, Vice President of IoT AWSbelieves investment in IoT technology will continue. “Many companies and industries will continue to invest in IoT because it provides business and operational value. and grow your business by improving factory operations with digital twins.We are constantly seeing new customer segments, such as the retail industry, unlocking the value of IoT. Beyond reducing emissions, customers are also looking to leverage IoT to monitor energy performance. We are expanding our sustainability initiatives to create smart building or smart city environments that reduce waste and coordinate facility operations and occupancy trends.”

We’ll see more connected devices due to lower technology costs, says Nima Negahban CEO and co-founder. Kinetica“The cost of sensors and devices capable of broadcasting longitude and latitude as they travel through time and space is falling rapidly with commensurate prevalence. By 2025, all connected IoT devices will have 40 % are expected to be able to share location information, up from 10% by 2020. Spatial thinking is driving innovators to optimize existing operations, driving smart cities, connected cars, transparent supply chains, and proximity marketing. , will help drive the long-promised digital transformation with new energy management technologies and more.”

And these devices pose a threat to individual privacy, says privacy expert Vladislav Tushkanov. Kaspersky“Smart home devices, smart cities with ubiquitous video surveillance, cars with multiple cameras, further adoption of IoT and the continued digitization of services will make personal privacy a thing of the past, at least in cities.” The Metaverse promises to bring the offline experience to the online world, and the online world has already taken over the physical realm.”

Ryan Slaney, Threat Researcher security scorecardbelieves manufacturers need to take security more seriously.

Connected devices have historically been known for their poor security posture. From vulnerabilities in baby monitors to critical bugs in home security systems, it’s only a matter of time before malicious attackers gain complete control over your smart home devices.

To protect the privacy and security of consumers and their homes, the U.S. government has confirmed plans for a cyber labeling program to begin in the spring of 2023. New regulations that will increase scrutiny of IoT device manufacturers in 2023 will force IoT device manufacturers to significantly increase security across their products.

Ellen Boehm, Senior Vice President of IoT Strategy and Operations, said: key factor We also believe that stronger standards will improve security. “In 2023, product cybersecurity standards and guidelines will continue to mature. IoT devices that secure time include automotive (V2X, EV charging), medical technology, utilities/measurement, transportation, telecommunications, and IioT/Industry 4.0. increase.”

Dr. William Bain, CEO Scale-out softwarebelieves that digital twins will be a key tool for addressing IoT data volumes. “In addition to being used to develop new products, digital twins are now able to track dynamically changing state information for thousands of individual IoT data sources in real time. So-called digital twins bring important breakthroughs in streaming analytics. Per-device state information enables detailed introspection within milliseconds and provides more effective feedback than before. Unlike traditional techniques of stream processing, real-time digital twins are , provides immediately actionable insights without the need to wait for offline data analysis. For example, large fleets of vehicles can be tracked to identify missing or fatigued drivers or emerging mechanical issues. You can also track thousands of IoT sensors in power grids, enterprise infrastructure, or smart cities to instantly identify and assess security threats. “

Nick Earl CEO SI, states that consumer and enterprise IoT use cases will converge to create new connectivity challenges. Previously disparate enterprise and consumer models are merging across industries such as healthcare, smart energy and electric vehicles. “2023 is the year that will change everything in the world of connectivity. Hardware design and configuration will ultimately put power and choice in the hands of enterprises and devices and a new breed of MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators). So it becomes of paramount importance, and it emerges to unlock this potential.”

The rollout of 5G means improved access to devices that have ripple effects on the network. Amdocs“The deployment of 5G networks will reorganize the mechanisms and functions of business networks. 5G will unlock low latency, high capacity and high bandwidth, becoming a catalyst for cloud computing. It naturally makes it easier.This connectivity will facilitate the automation and digitization of business processes.”

public theoryChief Product Officer Mark Cassetta believes that as the number of digital identities grows, the attack surface expands. “Identity-based attacks are a threat that currently remains at the forefront of enterprise threat awareness efforts. With remote workers, widespread adoption of IoT, and the creation of a multitude of digital identities, the attack surface continues to expand. are leaving organizations vulnerable to identity-based exploitation by opportunistic threat actors. detection and enable efficient remediation. IAM functions differently than identity and access management (IAM) software. and proactive access to prevent identity-related risks. Given the gaps in multi-cloud architectures and the exponential growth of human- and machine-based identities, in the new year CISOs and security teams will We are strengthening the IAM platform first by evaluating the WOOD Infrastructure.”

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