According to Gartner by end 2017 20% of enterprises will acquire security services to protect business initiatives using devices and services making part of the Internet of Things (IoT).
“The IoT now penetrates to the edge of the physical world and brings an important new "physical" element to security concerns. This is especially true as billions of things begin transporting data,” the analyst says. “The IoT redefines security by expanding the scope of responsibility into new platforms, services and directions. Moving forward, enterprises should consider reshaping IT or cybersecurity strategies to incorporate known digital business goals and seek participation in digital business strategy and planning.”