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Mastering Internet of Things

By : Peter Waher
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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

Understanding the risks

James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence of the USA, told Popular Science in 2016 that America's Greatest Threat is the Internet of Things. And the list of threats to America is not small.

The reason for this statement is that our society is so automated and optimized. Vulnerabilities in things make it possible to disrupt services, logistics, communication, energy, and the economy. It is possible to paralyze a modern society, using vulnerabilities in the systems used to make it run.

Today, hospital equipment, health devices, utilities, transport, trains, ships, cars, vans, airplanes, power plants, nuclear facilities, grocery stores, railways, motorways, harbors, and so on are to some extent automated. And they will be more so in the future, some even becoming autonomous, running without human intervention. And many of these systems contain serious vulnerabilities, sometimes known, but most often unknown to the creators, but not to cyber warriors. Many...