High Security Requirements is Tops
for IIoT Developers
January 9, 2017
is an issue for most software developers but the high security
requirements needed for industrial Internet of Things is the number one
challenge for 49.1% of developers working in that space, according to
Evans Data’s newly released Internet of Things survey. The survey of
over 800 developers working on IoT projects was conducted worldwide in
six languages and focuses on the development landscape for IoT as well
as issues and adoption patterns. Data management and incompatible
networking standards were the next challenging issues for Industrial IoT
development but neither of these was close to Security requirements.
The most common type of industrial Internet of Things is for
manufacturing, an area targeted by a quarter of the developers working
on industrial IoT projects. Asset monitoring and maintenance (12%)
followed by facilities management (10%) were the next most commonly
cited area of focus. Over all the focal element was diffuse with a wide
spread which is common in new and evolving technologies.
on power plants, critical utilities, and manufacturing plants are
potentially very dangerous,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp.
“This is the kind of thing that can seriously disrupt a society, and in
the case of nuclear power plants, have terrible consequences. That’s why
there’s so much emphasis on security in any IoT endeavor, but especially
the industrial world.”
The Internet of Things Development Survey is a survey of developers
active in Internet of Things development conducted twice a year
worldwide. Topics in this survey include, the IoT Landscape,
Demographics, Firmographics, IoT Development Lifecycle, Complementary
technologies, Technology adoption, and more.