As the fervour surrounding the internet of things grows, there’s a danger that organisations will fail to take its security and privacy ramifications seriously enough.
This is according to the UK goverment’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Mark Walport, who penned a recent report that warned the public and private sectors against “trivialising the importance” of the trend.
“The internet of things has the potential to have a greater impact on society than the first digital revolution,” he said.
Published on Friday (December 18th), the report recommends that the government works with industry and academia to support the development of internet of things standards that are open, interoperable and secure.
This will require ensuring that the enormous amount of information created by connected devices is handled in a compliant way, which might involve measures like encryption and secure data erasure.
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