CRITICAL OVERVIEW OF THE CLOUD-BASED
INTERNET OF THINGS PILOT PLATFORMS
FOR SMART CITIES
2Óbuda University, Doctoral School on Safety and Security Sciences
|INDECS 16(3-A), 397-407, 2018
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Received: 9th March 2018.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has started to appear everywhere in many shapes and forms. But security is one of the crucial topics that could trip up the growth of the IoT. Following security principles used in enterprise computing can help clear that issue. Already there are more connected devices than people on the planet, according to leading researchers in this area. By 2020, there will be 50 billion connected devices, outnumbering people by more than 6 to 1. Most of these devices will be controllable over the Internet, and they will increasingly be responsible for collecting and transmitting sensitive data. Today consumers might own an app that collects information on their exercise routine. In a few years, those same people might have an Internet-enabled medical device that continually delivers data to their doctor. In the wrong hands, data from home management systems could be used to assess user's whereabouts. Likewise, businesses could be vulnerable when they connect things like HVAC, irrigation, or commercial appliances.
IoT, smart cities, smart grid, cloud platform