Earlier this fall, British multinational telecommunications company Vodafone made the decision to join the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project as a Platinum member. By joining this effort, Vodafone lends the software-based effort increased legitimacy by offering its perspective as a major global service provider that deploys SDN and NFV across a wide network of customers.
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), there is no more prevalent concern than security. And that concern holds water. According to Gartner Research, there are an estimated 8.4 billion IoT devices in use and the company expects that number to exceed 20 billion by the year 2020. With those sorts of numbers, security should stay at the forefront.
What keeps internet experts up at night when it comes to security and privacy fears for the internet and its future impact on civilization? Well, the short answers include a catastrophic worldwide cyber-attack, the emergence of an IoT-enabled surveillance state, and the weakening of encryption.
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