Top 10 IoT Security Challenges to Expect in 2020 | By Cathy Trimidal

April 16, 2020
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Top 10 IoT Security Challenges to Expect in 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most hyped expressions in the industry. According to Gartner, we will have about 20 billion connected devices by 2020. And these devices are not limited to computers and smartphones. They also include other dedicated-functional devices, such as jet engines, vending machines, and cars, among others. The same report shows that the IoT market in Europe alone is expected to reach €242,222 million by 2020. 

However, the bullish forecast and the rising influences of IoT has not come without shortcomings. While IoT is expected to play a pivotal role in most digital transformations, there are critical security challenges that we cannot push away. IoT technologies have broken down the traditional view of security. Unfortunately, many manufacturers still compete on who to deliver the best device to consumers first, overlooking security issues, such as data access and management. 

In this article, we will analyze the top 10 IoT security challenges to expect in 2020. Some of these security hurdles might slow down the market, while others will probably shape industry evolution. 

1. Rapid Proliferation of IoT Devices

One of the biggest IoT security challenges is keeping up with the production of IoT-connected devices. The concern is not that the IoT....

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