Every device, app, service, and interface in IoT needs its own identity, which operators can use to track and analyze activity. This is not only used to identify problems but also to protect the systems from attacks, attempted fraud, and espionage.
The more you have, the more you get: identity plays a key role in securing IoT, and the number of digital identities to manage tends to grow exponentially – many more than existing identity and access management (IAM) systems need to support, says the IoT Working Group at Cloud Security Alliance.
The security industry is changing and IAM is no longer solely concerned with managing people but also managing the hundreds of thousands of “things” that may be connected to a network. Some practitioners have begun to refer to this new identity ecosystem as the Identity of Things.
Smart Industry asked leading analyst firms about the importance of identity management, the major challenges, and the ways to implement identities for IoT. Full Article
Brian R. May - Managing Director, Industrial North America, Accenture
Cloud, the popular metaphor for a group of on-demand and computer-powered services, has largely played a support role for industrial operations in recent years. Today, however, the scaling flexibility of cloud can provide industrial companies optimized IT cost, agility, and a platform for growth, which are critical to their future success—and with good reason.
From the start of 2020, industrial companies faced a challenging outlook. Revenue growth and profitability were slowing due to a progressing global economic downturn and a significant drop in industrial production. Many were focusing on efficiency improvements, restructuring, and reshoring the production chain, already making the flexibility that comes with cloud technologies a necessity. Full Article