Tag Archives: IoT

Securing the Internet of Things – Building security in from the bottom up

After more than 25 years of developing our experience in securing the Internet, we know that there is no silver bullet, no one single control that is adequately going to protect a device. We know that security is a multi-layered … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things: Utility vs. Privacy

I previously raised the subject of how the Internet of Things feels and its creepiness. Why does unconsented data collection feel wrong? Well, it probably goes against our preconceptions of our right to privacy.

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M2M and IoT: what’s the difference?

M2M (Machine-to-Machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) are two related terms that are commonly bandied around but, because of their main similarities, are hard to distinguish. In some respects, it depends on who is using a particular term: the product … Continue reading

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LBS and IoT: not just what but where

LBS, Location-Based Services, are most-widely known in association with mobile devices (e.g. smart phones) with a built-in GNSS [Global Navigation Satellite System1] receiver, picking up signals from earth satellites, or correlating and trilaterating signal strengths of known WiFi or mobile telephone … Continue reading

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What must owners do when they on-sell an IoT-enabled product?

Many products change their ownership at some point in their lifetime, and this should also be considered for IoT-enabled devices. IoT-enabled devices also inhabit a virtual dimension that needs to be either preserved, transferred, or deleted, or a combination of all three.

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The Internet of Things: elements of delivery

What elements of an Internet of Things solution do we need to deliver (develop) to be successful?

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Securing the Internet of Things – Fundamentals

The technology of security is ever-changing but the following tenets have emerged to guide your choices:

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Securing the Internet of Things – so many dimensions

Like the Internet of Things itself, ‘security’ has many dimensions. A common issue in German-speaking regions is that “Sicherheit” means both security and safety, but this is perhaps fortuitous in the context of IoT.

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Securing the Internet of Things – botnets on the rise

At the end of October 2016 we witnessed a truly sobering DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on some of the DNS (Domain Name System) servers that allow browsers to interpret web URLs and translate then into IP addresses. Not once, but twice did … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things and Phenomenology

“What is phenomenology?”, I hear you ask! Compared to defining what the Internet of Things is, this is quite easy. I’ll take you straight to Google’s concise definition: So, how do you experience the Internet of Things? How does it feel? … Continue reading

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