Although we are a far cry from Nostradamus, there are some fairly reliable predictions that can be made about 2017 and beyond.
The first bold prediction is that 2017 will see a bump in security, and a demand for skilled workers. Since there will be a growing demand for AI and the containers that are utilized to transmit information, there will be a need for individuals who can operate these core foundations.
Prototypes for certain financial transactions will be released. These transactions will utilize blockchain technology, and they will help to expedite and simplify several different types of transactions.
At some point, a massive large scale IoT security breach will occur. This will lead to most industries repairing their coding so that it becomes unbreakable in the future. The potential for better security systems will become a bigger part of this.
Further DDos attacks will then continue to happen. As hackers realize that they can do damage with the DDoS attacks by tapping into the internet of things, there will continue to be older devices that are used for these attacks, until they are remove from the internet. As more devices connect, there will be a need for additional security to take place. Fortunately, places like IBM and Cisco will step in and help to create certifications for devices to help ensure that that the security that is in place is of the highest caliber.
These firms will also likely begin to offer training that is either free for those in the industry, or offer it at a low enough cost that it offers value to developers who need professionals with this level of expertise.
All of this may be taken a step further with industry certified devices. Since the need for security protection will vary from one industry to the next, there is a chance that several certification vendors will come into play and help to ensure that each of the different industries will have what it needs for the IoT technology that it is providing.
What we see is that there is a potential for different advancements within the internet of things. While the actual results of what takes place may vary slightly, there is no denying that we are set to experience another year of growth and advancement in the industry. We can only hope that it continues to be as fascinating as 2016 has been and the years that follow continue to build off that momentum also.
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the folks at @IoTRecruiting – and www.internetofthingsrecruting
iot, Internet of things, Bill McCabe