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Where Did That Software Come From?

I have an article in the Oct. 9 issue of Military Embedded Systems magazine on software provenance titled Where Did That Software Come From? Where did the software on your embedded system come from? Can you prove it? Can you … Continue reading

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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 postsdiscussed 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 significant … Continue reading

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

The previous article introduced the idea of implementing a production IoT system to really learn how IoT works. One of the most flexible, powerful, and useful IoT sensors is a video camera. Video streams can be used directly. They can … 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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Embedded systems, meet the Internet of Things

An article in Military Embedded Systems magazine discusses the evolution of embedded systems as influenced by the Internet of Things (IoT): Embedded systems, meet the Internet of Things. The article notes: “In many ways, embedded systems are the progenitor of … Continue reading

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