Think of any everyday object in your home or business, and chances are it will have computing power within the next few years. Cisco, an enterprise solutions provider, predicts that there will be 50 billion connected devices in the world by 2020, including watches and refrigerators. This shift is known as the Internet of Things (IoT), the idea that there's no reason that almost every object in your life couldn't have a digital identity and the ability to interact with other objects, according to Sam Curry, chief strategy officer and chief technologist at RSA. When interconnected devices talk to each other, they're moving information about you around, says Kevin Bailey, head of market strategy at Clearswift, which helps organizations with information management and critical information protection. He believes that one of the base requirements for securing the IoT will be protecting intellectual property and personal information.
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