Voice biometrics to ubiquitous connectivity, this year’s IoT smorgasbord covered a lot of ground.
The huge growth predicted for the Internet of things (IoT) so that every electronic device will be interconnected can only happen if the system and device suppliers can overcome the many challenges and instill confidence that the devices will be secure and interoperate.
These are just two of the many issues raised at the IoT DevCon conference that took place in Santa Clara on May 25 and 26. Many of the keynotes and technical sessions examined security issues and approaches to making the systems more secure. Additional presentations focused on defining the ways that disparate devices can intercommunicate through the use of a standard platform or gateway that can accept devices with different interfaces (WiFi, ZigBee, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, and proprietary interfaces and protocols).