Traditionally, Identity and Access Management (IAM) was concerned with the management of people, but now it is beginning to encompass hundreds of thousands of "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices. These IoT devices can connect to a network and communicate with the backend infrastructure (server, mobile device, etc.) to provide periodic updates and receive downloads.
The growth of IoT devices has been exponential, and as they become more and more pervasive in everyday life, there is a need to manage, support, and secure the IoT devices. The industry of identity management for IoT is still in its infancy, and now is the perfect time to determine how IoT devices can be integrated into existing IAM processes and security infrastructure.