Challenges we face during IOT
Security concerns:1. Privacy issues:
Of course, if you are using home automation, the chances of tracking and surveillance of people by the government and private agencies increases rapidly. As the devices are constantly connected to the internet, they collect user’s data without their permission and analyze them for purposes only known to the parent company. Therefore, the social belief of the IOT devices leads people to trust these devices with collection of their personal data without understanding the future implications.2. Hacking the Devices:
Suppose, If the IOT devices are poorly secured, the cyber attackers will use them very easily to harm other devices in the network also. This will after leads to loss of personal data out into the public and the whole trust factor and the relationship between internet connected devices and the users will destroy fully. With so many interconnected devices out there in market and plenty more to come in the near future, a security policy cannot be an afterthought.
So, to avoid such kind of scenarios, you have to make sure how you manage your devices to prevent them from hacking. Because, it is extremely critical to ensure the security and reliability of internet of things devices and applications to the users across the world.
3. Emerging economy and development issues:
As we all know, IoT provides a great platform for ennoblement of social development across the world.
But there may be lot of shortcomings related to ennoblement of high speed internet, services, architecture and technologies for the commercial and business usage in all the developing countries like India. But, there will be a basic infrastructure which is placed in the devices for the benefits of the users to provide development issues.
While home automation brings about new opportunities at the same time. Also, it adds multiple layers of complexity such as the new environment of devices will add a new dimension in the emerging countries.
4. Inter- operatability standard issues:
In an ideal environment, the information exchange should take place between all the IoT devices which are interconnected to each other. But the real scenario is more complex and it depends on the protocols on various levels of communication stacks between these devices.
Also, the OEM’s producing industry is ready to give IoT devices in large scale. All we need is to to invest a lot of money and time to create standardized protocols which are common for all IoT devices or else it will delay product deploy. So we should think how to prevent standard issues by working on the users demand initially.
As we all know in IoT, there are no hard laws which are present in the various layers of IoT across the world. The complete range of the interconnected devices raises many security issues which has no existing legal laws to address such exposures. The issues lies whether the current liability laws will extend their arm for devices which are connected to the internet all the time because such devices have complex accountability issues.