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Internet of Things

IoT Made Easy for Manufacturers | MFS Blog

Guest Post by Kevin Bromber - Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of hype around the Internet of Things. Every major analyst suggests that Internet-enabled devices will change all industries and all businesses on the face of this earth. IDC forecasts that the worldwide market for IoT solutions will grow from $655 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion in 2020. Cisco believes the category is a $14.4 trillion dollar industry.

How manufacturers can improve the security of Internet of Things devices

The security of the Internet of Things is fundamentally broken. Developers and manufacturers understandably are eager to get their new hi-tech products to market and unfortunately often overlook security, instead operating under the misapprehension that security-by-obscurity in their proprietary systems will do. The problem is that security researchers, and those with more malicious intent, can almost always extract binary code from the device memory via JTAG or similar in-circuit debugging facilities, or find it online in the form of updates, and reverse engineer via one of the many tools readily available.
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