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Implementing Cellular IoT Solutions for Digital Transformation

By : Dennis McCain
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Implementing Cellular IoT Solutions for Digital Transformation

By: Dennis McCain

Overview of this book

Even if you’re an IoT technology manager with a sound understanding of wireless local area network technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you may face many unique challenges when implementing a wireless wide area network (WWAN) IoT solution with cellular technologies with respect to choosing the optimal IoT device, cellular connectivity, and architecture. To help you overcome such roadblocks, this digital transformation book guides you in implementing a robust, end-to-end cellular IoT solution using best practices for all aspects of managing the IoT solution. Starting with an introduction to the top IoT markets and solutions in the context of an enterprise’s digital transformation, this book will show you how this leads to cost savings and new business models. You’ll grasp all you need to know about the IoT system components, life cycle, and best practices for implementing an IoT solution. While the book explains all the leading IoT wireless technologies, the focus is on LTE and 5G cellular technologies. With a review of real-world cellular IoT solution case studies and future IoT trends, you'll be ready to work with wireless IoT technologies, devices, and architectures. By the end of this book, you'll be able to identify the best wireless technologies for your IoT use cases and successfully implement cellular IoT solutions addressing key issues in the solution life cycle.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: Entering the World of the Internet of Things
Part 2: Deep Dive into Cellular IoT Solutions
Part 3: Cellular IoT Solution Life Cycle and Future Trends


It should be clear that security is one of the biggest challenges in deploying an enterprise IoT solution. In this chapter, we covered the IoT security ecosystem and its challenges, along with a practical security framework and best practices to address these challenges. These challenges can be addressed by following a multi-layered approach, using the specific IoT device security best practices presented. Here are some of the key takeaways from this chapter:

  • Security is a critical part of an enterprise IoT solution and should be a key focus in the planning phase of the solution
  • There is no single security solution for an IoT solution, so end-to-end security is optimally achieved by using a distributed and multi-layered approach
  • IoT security is constantly evolving, and security solutions need to be adaptable and upgradeable
  • Separation and isolation of IoT data can help ensure data integrity and privacy
  • Identity and access management are key parts of...