Internet of Things or IoT has been there for centuries in many primitive forms, but the arrival of internet has changed the game completely. Every country now wants to use it to the fullest but often lacks a national policy precisely because of the connected nature and the amount of security that is at stake. It is impossible as of now to get a complete and clear picture of the security concern since every sector demands their security system to be the best and the idea of integration has not been implemented in this regard.
The need for coordination
With everyone doing self-promotion, the need for coordination between these different sectors is ever more since the administration cannot do without private sector and yet, cannot appear vulnerable. IoT may revolutionize public policy and data, but it will also require a strategic move for further promise of things. Hence, there are some things the administration can do in the meanwhile.
Firstly, the administration must give top priority to the availability of the wireless spectrum to make operations smoothest as possible. Else, the network of devices will fail to function altogether. Also, there should be continuous research and development of IoT devices to ensure a cleaner integration than ever and elevation of technical standards. Currently, the target is to cover the primitive IoT applications that allow smart manufacturing by deploying humongous volume of data to boost productivity through the usual data analysis.
The next big step
While industrial and energy sectors are worth focussing on, it is medical devices that are the next big target that needs to be successfully met. For medical regulations, the administration is wondering about starting with fitness trackers that provide plenty of data but hardly has any security concern. Such a module will provide clear ground for testing the medical scenario. In fact, the concerned administration has already started including and excluding devices that will come under the regulation.
The infrastructure in process
One of the key steps in this regard would be the strengthening of the infrastructural issues. Free spectrum for all IoT deployments may well be a start. In fact, a series of directives is coming forth which allows more spectrums for commercial usage that will in turn boost IoT. The administration needs to pay attention to the growth of technology as IoT cannot survive without it. Only then the promise of IoT will come alive.