The Internet of Things is the third wave in the development of the Internet. It is estimated that 28 billion devices will be connected by year 2020. The amount of information that these devices send over the internet and the fact that this information is stored somewhere introduces security and privacy concerns.
Poor security and lack of standards are the main inhibitors for the adoption of IoT and M2M.
Check the recommendations for implementing IoT in a secure way, where Identity Relationship Management plays a key role: