At this week’s Chicago IoT Meetup, Roman Budek of NXP gave a talk on understanding and implementing embedded system security. What follows are the high points of the talk:
1. What makes IoT security unique? The IoT will consists of billions of connected, embedded devices. The more embedded devices connected to a gateway, the greater the security risk..
2. Why is it important to secure all end nodes? If a connected thermostat for a commercial freezer in a restaurant was hacked, the result could be food s
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The “Internet of Things” could make cities “smarter” by connecting an extensive network of tiny communications devices to make life more efficient. But all these machines will require a lot of energy. Rather than adding to the global reliance on fossil fuels to power the network, researchers say they have a new solution. Their report on a single device that harvests wind and solar energy appears in the journal ACS Nano. Computer industry experts predict that tens of billions of gadgets will make up the Int
Source: Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the ‘Internet of Things’ — ScienceDaily
The Internet of Things (IoT) has dominated the tech scene this year. From its commanding presence at the Consumer Electronics Show to the barrage of analysts firms predicting that “billions of ‘things’ will be connected by 2020,” its perceived impact on the technological landscape is reminiscent of its cloud and big data predecessors.
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Given that tens of billions of “things” will be connected to the Internet by 2020, it’s probably worth setting out some standards on how these devices and their digital architectures will work together. That’s been the task of several people at the National Institute of Standards and Technology over the past few years as the Internet of Things — also referred to as cyber physical systems — has begun exploding in popularity. However, David Wollman, deputy director of NIST’s Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems program office says things are changing so fast that it’s been difficult to develop concrete standards for the greater IoT ecosystem to use.
Source: New NIST working group born out of IoT complexities
The next wave of automation is here, and it involves making the Internet invisible and ubiquitous.From vending machines to soap dispensers, to jet engines and even liquor bottles — it’s all becoming “smart” and in practice this means that these objects will hold, exchange and interact among themselves with massive amounts of data.The Internet of Things first became a “thing” in 1999, when British technologist and innovator Kevin Ashton coined the term. The insight that he saw – a decade or so before it became part of the mainstream tech narrative – was that computers were deprived of their fullest potential because they relied on humans to operate them. As smart as human brains can be, Ashton posited, they are simply incapable of processing billions upon billions of data bits, and then make decisions in real-time on the basis of the insights from that data.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) — which entails essentially “connecting” the world around us — was a seemingly far-fetched idea just a couple of years ago, but has quickly become a legitimate, fast-growing new market. In fact, some pundits have predicted it could become a $1.7 trillion market in just five years. Other predictions aren’t quite so lofty, but most agree the opportunity is mammoth.The burgeoning IoT market is often associated with the billions of devices expected to be sold in the coming years, and that’s certainly a significant opportunity for providers including Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), with its Nest “smart” hub.
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Stanley Black & Decker is making the IoT a priority for itself and its customers by deploying IoT systems in its facilities and, now partnering with the George Tech IoT Center and Auburn University RFID Lab to develop new solutions.In the newest development for the IoT-forward company, it has invested in the systems of View Technologies and installed them in its own facilities. View is a joint venture between Stanley Black & Decker and RF Controls that enables retailers, manufacturers and logistics firms to track billions of items incorporating RAIN RFID (Passive UHF) tags, providing them access to real-time data to enhance operational efficiencies.
Source: Stanley Black & Decker Leverages IoT Tech to Enhance Customer Systems
The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) almost certainly is the most important single development in the long evolution of energy management.The premise of energy management is controlling elements at a fundamental and granular level. The deeper and tighter the control the better. In a world that is saturated in IoT devices, that control will be quite deep. The billions – and eventually trillions – of sensors and other devices that will create a mesh that will facilitate energy management services and procedures that would have been impossible otherwise.
Source: Energy Management: The Internet of Things Changes Everything – Energy Manager Today
In decades to come, homes will get considerably “smarter,” with control of more of today’s common functions being outsourced to the Internet and often managed remotely — the promise of the so-called Internet of Things.But, like almost everything in today’s hyperconnected world, there will be trade-offs — the biggest one the potential threat from hackers and other malicious actors.”If the Internet of Things (IoT) were being built without security in mind, literally billions of lives in the future would be at risk and literally, billions and billions, trillions and trillions of dollars,” said IDC Research vice president Shane Rau. “Security has to be in it from the start, otherwise the stories we hear about Target being broken into and credit cards being stolen will get more fundamental.”
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With the potential for billions of connected devices and trillions of dollars in the next few years, the Internet of things has startups and established companies salivating over the opportunity. So it’s no wonder that Helium, a two-and-a-half-year-old startup that has backing from Shawn Fanning of Napster fame and Khosla Ventures, is ready to get in the game.
Source: Helium wants to bring the Internet of things to the enterprise – Fortune