Knock, Knock; Who’s There? – IoT Device Identification & Data Integrity Is No Joke

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The use of IoT technologies holds enormous potential in practically every segment of human enterprise – government, banking and finance, healthcare, retail, agriculture, and ecommerce to name a few. The Internet of Things (IoT) is very crowded. Connected devices outnumber people. The United Nations estimates the current world population at 7.6 billion 1 , and Gartner projects over 20.8 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020 2.

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The Internet of Things (IoT): Managing the Data Tsunami


The Internet-of-Things has the potential to transform a range of industries – from automotive and agriculture through to healthcare, home appliances and insurance services. For example, data collected by wearable health-tracking devices has become of increasing importance and value to providers of life and medical insurance. Although one can’t generalize entirely, it is predominantly retail and government uses of IoT that will potentially face the strictest scrutiny.