An article by SRC Technologies' Eric Payne paints a cautious picture of the Internet of Things for manufacturers in Insights on Manufacturing. Eric says that manufacturing is especially woven into the fabric of the IoT, as users of internet-connected manufacturing lines, security cameras, power grids, IT and operational tech devices, and programmable logic controllers. However, cybercriminals are taking advantage of IoT security exploits, turning it into the IoUT — the internet of unsecure things. IoT device manufacturers and software companies are aware of the perils of unattended, connected devices that can fall prey to cybercriminals. The CES event earlier this year featured seminars under the banner of “Deploying IoT Platforms — What You Need to Know” and “IoT and the Connected Consumer,” which included topics such as trends, innovations and, more important for consumers, privacy.

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