Device manufacturers tend to look at IoT as purely a volume business, more devices equals more money. An interesting interview with Sokwoo Rhee who is associate director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) who discusses that services layered on top of the devices is where the real opportunity lies.
IBM is talking about how cars will become a mini data centre and they’re not really using hyperbole here. A car is already a rolling technology powerhouse if you factor in the 10’s of microcontrollers and the powerful infotainment system. Compared to server processing power of 5 to 7 years ago, it’s not far off. Given the safety and privacy concerns with cars and the growing connectivity to the Internet, it’s a prime IoT market that needs security attention.