Category Archives: IoT

IoT Security for Developers [Survive IoT Part 5]

Previous articles focused on how to securely design and configure a system based on existing hardware, software, IoT Devices, and networks. If you are developing IoT devices, software, and systems, there is a lot more you can do to develop … Continue reading

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Security by Isolating Insecurity [Survive IoT Part 4]

In my previous post I introduced “Goldilocks Security”, proposing three approaches to security. Solution 1: Ignore Security Safety in the crowd – with tens of millions of cameras out there, why would anyone pick mine? Odds are that the bad … Continue reading

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Goldilocks Security: Bad, Won’t Work, and Plausible [Survive IoT Part 3]

Previous posts discussed the security challenge presented by IoT devices, using IP Video Cameras as an example. Now let’s consider some security alternatives: Solution 1: Ignore Security This is the most common approach to IoT security today. And, to a … Continue reading

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Representative IoT Device: IP Video Camera [Survive IoT Part 2]

One of the most flexible, powerful, and useful IoT sensors is a video camera. Video streams can be used directly. They can also be analyzed using modern software and an incredible range of information extracted from the images: motion detection … Continue reading

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How I Survived the Internet of Things [Survive IoT Part 1]

Working with IoT from a software architecture perspective teaches you a lot, but leaves the nagging question “how does this really work?”. Theory is great and watching other people work is relaxing, but the time comes when I have to … Continue reading

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Red Hat Improves IoT Communications

The just released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 improves support for IoT by providing enhanced connectivity to IoT devices – better connection of “things” to the Intenet. To give a little context for this, IoT is based on machine to … Continue reading

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IoT Gateways

After discussing the “thing” part of IoT in Devices – the “Thing” in IoT let’s take a look at overall IoT system design. IoT Gateways connect IoT Devices to IoT back-end systems. Gateways connect to devices using interfaces like Ethernet, … Continue reading

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