Forrester released its predictions for the internet of things in 2019. The research company expects IoT device manufacturers to bundle connected offerings together to reignite the market and for service to emerge to help manage, monitor and operate fragmented IoT devices across different systems. Forrester also warns cybercriminals may launch more attacks against smart cities. “In 2019, more targeted ransomware attacks against vulnerable components of smart-city implementations will cause disruptions to citizen services and will force cities to invest in cybersecurity defenses to minimize the risk of further attacks,” Forrester Principal Analyst Michele Pelino writes in a blog post.
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