IoT provides a number of potential benefits for the federal space, but risks remain. There’s a long road ahead, but with stronger authentication methods, education and industry collaboration, the federal government could thrive in the IoT revolution.
IT professionals at all public sector agencies can ensure that their infrastructures are prepared for this wave by employing a few basic strategies.
As the need for security and privacy grows so too will the need for cybersecurity education to help us balance the ability to enjoy its benefits with remaining safe and secure.
Many agencies are not sure how to approach integrating IoT technology into their overall mission. Fortunately, doing so is relatively easy. Check out what these IoT experts have to say about developing an IoT action plan and how all levels of the public sector can foster innovation through IoT technology.
Today, IoT has moved the connected world beyond BYOD to incorporate new sensors and other embedded platforms. As sensors are exponentially increasing the volume of data points that are collected, organizations today must have a system, platform and process in place to organize this data in order understand and act on it.
To discuss more about how the public sector can properly interface and interact with this new world of data and sensors, GovLoop sat down with Steven Sarnecki, Vice President, Federal & Public Sector, and Stephen Bates, Director, Advanced Analytics at OSIsoft, an industry leader in operational intelligence and advanced data analytics for over 35 years.
Without the right support, making the most of the Internet of Things (IoT) can be a challenge. Even if devices are capable of sharing data, establishing a secure and effective network to collect and evaluate data is rarely easy.
IoT lets organizations push responsibility for local situations to the lowest level that can handle it, while providing an avenue to move collected knowledge back up to the highest level for strategic direction. The reality is smart devices offer major benefits to government agencies.
With so much new information being processed, government is desperately in need of infrastructure that is capable of supporting all the data in various networks. That’s why everyone is talking about the New IP – network technology that is able to support IoT at the platform level.
GovLoop talked to Sokwoo Rhee, Assistant Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Program at NIST, about projects developed through the GCTC, how IoT has changed and where it is going.