The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), an organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electric and electronic devices and systems, came out with a new white paper that provides an outlook on what the next big step in IoT could involve – the development of smart and secure IoT platforms.
How data is collected and implemented will determine how transformational IoT can become. Security grows exponentially in importance as devices that were once isolated become interconnected and more and more information is collected. As with most disruptive technologies, solutions are developed by a wide range of providers promoting their proprietary approaches, which can also impact interconnectivity. Bringing the ambitious visions expressed by IoT to reality will require significant efforts in standardization.
The white paper provides an overview of where IoT currently stands, with a particular focus on IoT system design as well as architecture patterns, the limitations and deficiencies of the current IoT framework, and its security, interoperability and scalability. Several use cases from the industry, public and customer domains are investigated.
The White Paper can be downloaded from: http://www.iec.ch/whitepaper/pdf/iecWP-loT2020-LR.pdf
Funding was from SAP and Fraunhofer ASEC.