The Internet of Things -- Promise and Peril

The Pew Research Centre has published one of their surveys of experts on a subject that has impact for us all -- The Internet of Things connectivity binge: What are the implications? Not surprisingly many of them touch on cybersecurity and the vulnerability of systems as more and more things, some obvious and some not so much, are connected. There is a consensus of those who see this as high risk and others who believe human ingenuity will make it safer - that it is all but inevitable. Consider this: According to the report, “49% of the world’s population is connected online and an estimated 8.4 billion connected things are in use worldwide.” If this is our future, it’s worth reading this to better understand some of the implications.