Is security in IoT so hard?

There’s a lot of buzz about security concerns and IoT. Numerous media headlines bemoan the poor quality or conspicuous lack of security in IoT solutions. But can it be so hard for IoT architects to develop systems that adequately address security issues?

As so often, the devil is in the details. Let’s break it down to answer the question at hand. Security in the IoT context consists of 3 main aspects:

  • Authentication, integrity and confidentiality
  • Trust and identity
  • Security policies

In broad terms, they correspond to securely sending, reading and acting on data.

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