Cloud security still the missing link in M2M

With cloud the main enabler of machine-to-machine communications, questions about data security that remain unaddressed will continue to hinder wider deployment of Internet of Things.

Amid bilateral cyberspying activities and the ongoing emergence of major security holes, concerns about cloud security–until properly resolved–will continue to impede wider adoption of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and Internet of Things (IoT).

In a post-Snowden era, governments are on alert and suspicious over cyberspying activities around the world, with some like the U.S. government absolutely unapologetic about its own penchant for spying. And despite all the advancements in IT security and wide availability of preventive tools, major gaps continue to emerge and inflict major organizations. The recent Heartbleed bug, for one, exposes a serious OpenSSL flaw that could potentially be used to uncover contents of secured messages such as credit card transactions and user passwords. … (Read more)