TMCnet News

Resolution of Privacy and Security Issues Vital for the Success of the Internet of Things
[January 14, 2016]

Resolution of Privacy and Security Issues Vital for the Success of the Internet of Things

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan.14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Even as the Internet of Things (IoT) creates new usages, systems and ways to manage and store data, there is a parallel need for impermeable privacy policies and protection from security threats and data breaches. Smart objects enjoy a high degree of autonomy and therefore, IoT security and privacy solutions need to exhibit similar levels of smartness/autonomy to better detect, react and remove possible attacks.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, From Internet of Things to Internet of Everything (, finds that the number of connected devices will reach around 22 billion by 2019, with connected cars representing 24.0 percent and wearable devices 17.1 percent. In a conservative scenario, the connected devices market will register a compound annual growth rate of 18.4 from 2013 to 2019.

For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit: 

"IoT is an especially promising market for the digital identification ecosystem," said Frost & Sullivan Digital Transformation Global Program Director Jean-Noël Georges. "With IoT rapidly touching all spheres of communication, the digital identification industry has found considerable merit in entering the machine-to-machine (M2M) market by providing specific SIMs or modules that determine whether or not to allow a machine access to the network."

An important case in point was the entry of Gemalto to this industrial market with the acquisition of Cinterion in June 2010. At the time, it was a significant strategic move for a digital identification company to foray into the M2M market which eventually led to embrace this concept as well by developing specific M2M portfolios.

Digital idenification market participants play a huge role in managing the security and privacy issues of IoT; however, the lack of regulations governing this space is reining in IoT expansion and interoperability. Participants can nevertheless leverage their hardware, software and service knowledge to develop best-in-class platforms that better address IoT requirements and follow the trend's evolution into the Internet of Everything.

"Currently, with the experience acquired during over the air and trust service management platform deployments, digital identification stakeholders are able to propose an approach that provides flexibility and convenience in the integration phase," noted Georges. "Based on license-fee models, coupled with a transactional license, IoT integration services appear to be attractive in terms of revenues."

From Internet of Things to Internet of Everything is part of the Digital Identification ( Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan's related studies include: What's Hot in ICT 2015, Transforming National eID Programs and Services into a Mobile Success Story, Are Digital Transactions Secure Enough?, and Analysis of the Global Mobile Biometrics Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.

Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

Contact Us:     Start the discussion

From Internet of Things to Internet of Everything

Clarissa Castaneda
Corporate Communications – North America
P: 210.477.8481
F: 210.348.1003
E: [email protected]


To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

SOURCE Frost & Sullivan

[ Back To's Homepage ]