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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

Getting to a bad place

When the internet was created and especially the web, much effort was invested into the interconnection of machines, transmission of messages, and publication of information, and little effort was made concerning the problem of how to avoid malicious users sabotaging the network and published information. Good people will not consider the fact that bad people will share the network with them. Resilience was defined as the ability to recover from faults. This would typically mean infrastructure losses and breakdowns, which were imagined to be random events, natural disasters, or wars, which were large scale local area events. Malicious attacks, however, do not affect components randomly, or locally, but systematically and globally, and in a much more sophisticated manner. Attacks exploit vulnerabilities in the design or code, to make it do things that were never intended or imagined. As such, protection mechanisms have not naturally developed. It is difficult to develop...