The Internet of Things: Current Issues and Future Problems

Robert J. LaBuda, Georgia College and State University
Matthew H. Gillespie, Georgia College and State University


The internet of things (IoT) has proliferated in the past few years and is fast becoming an integrated part of daily human life. Problems facing IoT and its continued growth include issues with device interoperability, insufficient security protocols standards and a lack of adequate data processing software able to handle the immense amount of data generated by IoT, also known as Big Data. A middleware layer platform is needed to receive, translate, and transmit information between IoT devices which utilize different protocols. A set of security standards will be necessary to begin securing IoT devices. Fog Computing is a solution to the stresses IoT devices can bring to traditional cloud-based computing and analytics. We believe further research could help shape the future decisions in IoT regarding these three critical segments.