IoT’s Impact on Defense Amid Cybersecurity Concerns

Defense and aerospace, including Airbus and Boeing, are adopting IoT. GlobalData forecasts the defense IoT market to reach $1.2 trillion by 2027.

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IoT's Impact on Defense Amid Cybersecurity Concerns

The defense and aerospace industries are using IoT (Internet of Things) technology. Big names like the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), Airbus and Boeing are using it a lot. They expect the IoT market in defense to be worth $1.2 trillion by 2027, as per GlobalData’s report.

Neil Foundry, a former British Army officer and now a director at Digital Barriers, notes the increasing comfort among defense organizations in using IoT devices over cellular networks. Even though there are worries about cybersecurity, the military is still using IoT.

IoT is used in many ways in defense. IoT is handy for smart warehouses, fleet tracking, AR training, and checking military gear health. Vance Tran, a tech whiz, believes it is awesome for boosting security at military bases. They use sensors and smart setups to manage entries and catch sneaky intruders.


But, keeping everything safe from cyberattacks is still a big problem. Ron Stefanski, a business teacher, says strong cybersecurity is super important for protecting military systems. Recent stuff, like the Pegasus malware spying, shows how easily communication systems can get hacked.

Even though there are dangers, Tran believes in the future of IoT in defense. He thinks cloud security, encryption and access controls can minimize the risks to a great extent.

In the aerospace industry, companies such as Northrop Grumman and Airbus are using IoT (Internet of Things) to improve their operations. Northrop Grumman uses smart equipment in manufacturing, while Airbus has teamed up with Astrocast for satellite IoT solutions.

As aerospace and defense adopt IoT, teamwork and agreement are vital. Jack Thweatt, an aerospace engineer, says having standard rules is important to make sure different IoT systems can talk easily.

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