Will IOT put a lot of pressure on data storage industry and enterprise data security?

Gartner predicts that ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) will put a lot of pressure on enterprise data security because attackers will have more delivery vehicles for malware. At the same time, IoT will also dramatically change the data center market by the end of 2016.

According to a recent survey conducted by Gartner on how the world of IoT is going to transform in coming years, it came to a conclusion that attackers will exploit the low hanging fruit of all the devices with full operating systems that are not being patched and managed from a security point of view. Garter feels that the vulnerable devices will create an opportunity for hackers to compromise those systems and drive the latest generation of zero day and polymorphic malware into the enterprise.

As the usage of IoT increases, hackers will also get to deal with a lot of new IP addresses. They will use zero day threats to bypass signature-based security systems and that means enterprise security strategies will have to deal with new threats on daily basis. This means enterprises will need to ensure they have some form of sandboxing technology as one of their defense layers to identify and deal with malware that has not been seen before and has no antidote yet.

Coming to the world of data storage, Gartner research estimates that by the year 2020, there will be 25 billion connected things on the planet. With the influx of smart technology, IPV6 will provide enough IP addresses to more than sufficiently cover the evolving digital life of consumers. The smart homes sector alone is predicted to reach $490 billion market.

As usage of IoT grows data generation will increase. Applications will have to share the info in order to coordinate and work cohesively in the technology stream. But consumer-brand manufacturers will not be the sole beneficiaries of the IoT explosion. Gartner predicts that the manufacturing, healthcare, and insurance industries are the top three industries positioned to profit the most from the IoT sector.

The research firm also predicts that companies serving different industries will have to maintain sophisticated data centers in order to cater to demands of their consumers and to analyze what they are up to.

Thus, exponential growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) will rapidly present challenges in the areas of security, capacity and analytics that will require the data-center market to restructure how it holds and processes data to effectively handle all that the IoT has in store.

Hence, IoT will give the physical inanimate world a “digital nervous system”, a term coined by Bill Gates & Judith Dayhoff.

The vision anticipates a deluge of information generated from smart appliances to smart infrastructures. This already emerging hyper-connected environment will monitor, measure, and automate tasks and increase the demand for big data analytics.

Consequently, data storage industry and enterprise data security will have a lot of things to prove in future.

Dynamic Network Factory (DNF) provides data security services and data center infrastructure as per the demand of consumers. So, if you want to stay up to date with the technology which can support the futuristic data deluge of IoT, approach DNF Corporation.


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