Security and the IoT ecosystem

Security and the IoT ecosystem

Practical advice for growing market share in the IoT space.

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Security, privacy and trust

As the Internet of Things (IoT) rockets up the business agenda, technology firms are competing fiercely to stake out a leadership position in this burgeoning growth market. But success in the IoT space will take more than slick applications, connected devices and advanced analytics; it will also require a robust approach to security, privacy and trust.

An immediate need to drive future opportunity

According to Security and the IoT ecosystem, tech firms and IoT service providers will need to work quickly, diligently and decisively to address security, privacy and trust concerns before they turn into problems. Those that fail to do so will have a difficult time growing in this new environment.

“Key concepts around IoT security, privacy and trust must be front-and-center for tech firms and IoT solutions developers,” Gary Matuszak, KPMG’s Global Chair Technology, Media & Telecommunications, “The ‘upside’ to cyber is coming. In fact, before too long we expect to see organizations turn cyber security prowess into real revenue opportunities by, for example, monetizing identity and usage patterns. But this, too, will come with its own inherent risks and rewards.”

About the report

Based on a recent global survey of 100 IoT ‘user organizations’ and supported by one on one interviews with industry leaders, academic and KPMG’s own IoT professionals, this report hones in on IoT security, privacy and trust, providing practical and actionable advice for all players in the emerging ecosystem.

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The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavour to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.

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