We have heard over and over about security at the end point pillar for the Internet of Things. The fact is, security is just as critical at the other pillars that comprise the foundation for the IoT. The communications, applications and business intelligence pillars are beset with an array of their own vulnerabilities. This requires the vendors that provide products, services or solutions for these pillars to arrive a set of security standards for the markets they serve. This is especially true if they intend to work at the government level, which is seeing substantial growth and interest in IoT as of late.
As the internet of things (IoT) gains acceptance in the federal market, the government will need to work with technology providers to ensure that security is built into devices and that the IT infrastructure can handle the expected surge in demand.