The internet of things, or IoT, refers to sensors with an extremely wide range of capabilities, network requirements, and power needs.

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The Department of Homeland Security’s Sensors and Platforms Technology Center (SP-TC) says early warning systems and sensor technology has applications in the private sector.

The innovative world of Internet of Things (IoT) means industry and government can build things better, stronger faster.  They can gather more information, and quickly integrate it. However, there is a price to moving that much data around at that speed. It also means keeping pace with the security concerns in a sophisticated, quickly-evolving environment.

Today, when system components are now IT components, the risk if greater but interconnectivity can also have preventative measures with cost benefits.