Security concerns are regularly cited as the number one IoT deployment concern or barrier to adoption. “Security” covers a wide swath of considerations, both in terms of prevention and reaction. One of the first things that every expert acknowledges is that vulnerabilities and penetration will inevitably happen. So recognizing that IoT is a risk management exercise and putting the time and effort into thinking about how to respond to security issues is important.
James Kirkland, chief architect for IoT at Red Hat, said that security concerns are the number one reason that Red Hat has seen for why companies explore IoT but do not deploy it.