by Alan Grau, President and co-founder of Icon Labs
From the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to Embedded World in Germany, the IoT is moving beyond market hype and early deployments to broader deployments. For better or for worse, the IoT is here to stay.
Companies are launching IoT products, services and platforms at an astonishing rate. Secure vulnerabilities are being introduced at an equally brisk pace.
In July of 2014, HP Labs did a study of 10 popular IoT devices and found that the security was shockingly bad. The researchers studied 10 devices, looking at the end-to-end security capabilities of these devices including privacy protection, authorization, encryption, user interface protection, and code security.