Internet of Things
This CSIS Strategic Technologies project on Enabling the Internet of Things aims to foster dialogue and debate around the benefits and policy challenges created by the growth of embedded and interconnected computing devices that deliver critical services, mediate our reality, and change the way we live. The internet of things will produce immense opportunities, but it will also create new risks. It will increase the need for security, privacy protection, and better processes for online identity. The internet of things also changes the business dynamics of the internet and could reshape the internet's architecture, and the legal and policy challenges it raises will become increasingly difficult over time if we do not address them now.
The project will also address potential defense applications for the internet of things at a time when IoT technologies are becoming increasingly central to enhancing combat effectiveness. While the Defense Department pioneered many of the core technologies that serve as the foundation of the internet of things, today the U.S. military is struggling to keep pace with commercial IoT development
Recognizing these challenges, this project will investigate the size, scope, and opportunities provided by the internet of things; implications for privacy and identity; security challenges that will accompany its explosive growth; and implications for public policy.