For decades it was assumed that public services could not achieve the productivity improvements expected in the private sector. The IoT, Big Data & analytics combining structured & unstructured data will change this but security issues will limit the potential unless addressed
Managing identities and access is critical to the success of the IoT. However, traditional techniques cannot provide the scale or manage the complexity that the IoT requires from the enterprise. At the heart of security solutions is the concept of identity. We are familiar with the need for identities associated with people. This concept must now be extended to things. Identities are then used to define relationships between a thing and a human, a thing and another thing, a thing and an application/service, and so on. Business and technology leaders must reconsider how traditional approaches to cybersecurity and identity and access management work in an environment involving vast numbers of connected devices. When devices and services are so abundant, in so many different forms, and beyond the scope of any single organization, new rules must be created.