Security

IoT Summary and Review

Inside the IoT: Review and Summary So Far

By Bryon Moyer | January 5, 2018 | 2 Comments

Welcome to 2018. There’s lots more to talk about regarding the Internet of Things (IoT), but let’s pause to do a quick recap of what we’ve seen so far. I’ve included links for easy review of the original topics. The IoT connects everyday items to the internet. There are four...

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On-boarding

On-Boarding: Registering Your Unit

By Bryon Moyer | December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

[From last episode: IoT devices need keys so that they can communicate securely. At least one key is installed during manufacturing, and it’s also stored in a database.] Once you unbox your shiny new IoT gadget, you’re supposed to “register”  — or on-board — it with the cloud. Why do...

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Keys for protecting an IoT device

Connecting to the Cloud: Keys

By Bryon Moyer | December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

[From last episode: IoT devices will be built from both hardware and software, and most of that software will be firmware.] There’s a problem in IoT-land. IoT devices are supposed to be connected to the internet – that’s what makes them part of the IoT. But it turns out that...

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Device security

Security Basics: Protecting Devices

By Bryon Moyer | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

[From the last episode: Security is largely (but not exclusively) designed for protecting data – at rest, in motion, and in use.] IoT device makers now face the challenge of adding security to devices that never had to be secure before. As we’ll see, this is partly for protecting data...

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Data security

Security Basics: Protecting Data

By Bryon Moyer | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

[From the last episode: Security and privacy are related, but distinct, notions. Both will be critical to the success of the IoT.] Security is an extraordinarily complex topic. Just when you think you have your arms around it, someone comes up with yet another way to cause havoc. It also...

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