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Mastering Internet of Things

By : Peter Waher
Book Image

Mastering Internet of Things

By: Peter Waher

Overview of this book

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the fastest growing technology market. Industries are embracing IoT technologies to improve operational expenses, product life, and people's well-being. Mastering Internet of Things starts by presenting IoT fundamentals and the smart city. You will learn the important technologies and protocols that are used for the Internet of Things, their features, corresponding security implications, and practical examples on how to use them. This book focuses on creating applications and services for the Internet of Things. Further, you will learn to create applications and services for the Internet of Things. You will be discover various interesting projects and understand how to publish sensor data, control devices, and react to asynchronous events using the XMPP protocol. The book also introduces chat, to interact with your devices. You will learn how to automate your tasks by using Internet of Things Service Platforms as the base for an application. You will understand the subject of privacy, requirements they should be familiar with, and how to avoid violating any of the important new regulations being introduced. At the end of the book, you will have mastered creating open, interoperable and secure networks of things, protecting the privacy and integrity of your users and their information.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Chapter 15. Security for the Internet of Things

Unfortunately, security is one of those things that is seldom considered sufficiently, if at all. Security is invisible and, therefore, difficult to measure. Functionality is much more entertaining, and it is visible and demonstrable. It can turn heads, raise money, and give positive feedback. Security, on the other hand, cannot give positive feedback. And it is difficult to raise money for it, since it is difficult to prove security claims are valid. Lack of security, however, can give negative feedback, but only when it is too late.

If security problems are grave on the internet as a whole, for things on the internet, it's even worse. Devices, not operated by human, and supposed to work for years, perhaps without being able to be updated, are at great risk of being compromised and utilized for malicious purposes. The goal of this chapter is to motivate the reader to take security for the Internet of Things into account from the very beginning...