Magazine Article | February 14, 2015

Privacy, Security, And The Internet Of Things

Source: Innovative Retail Technologies

By Erin Harris, editor-in-chief, Innovative Retail Technologies

March 2015 Integrated Solutions For Retailers

A Q&A with Erin Harris and Demetrio Leon Guerrero, CTO, Acuative

Adopting an effective data-centric security model and applying the appropriate technologies for each security control are the only way forward. No single technology will provide the silver bullet.

As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands, what decisions will need to be made about privacy and security?

Guerrero: As the IoT continues to unfold, closed networks that were never designed to interconnect with external networks are being integrated into complex ecosystems. For example, retailers are facing challenges to integrate their supply chain management (SCM) order systems with social media to reach consumers.