Forrester research estimates that over half a million Internet of Things devices will be compromised in 2017. This is a trend worth watching and hoping that it does not come to pass.
As the number of connected devices and sensors continues to grow at a rapid rate, huge amounts of new data are being generated, and analysis of this data is creating efficiency improvements in everything from traffic flow and healthcare to security and manufacturing. This growing network of devices and sensors is known as the Internet of Things (IoT), and many tech watchers are heralding the connectivity and data boom as the impetus for the next industrial revolution, as well as sweeping improvements to public and private life.
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