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Friday, October 11, 2013

Excessive security will kill the Internet of Things - Electronics Eetimes

Excessive security will kill the emerging Internet of Things warns the author of a new report.
“There’s a certain amount of panic around the Internet of Things, that you need maximum security or not do it at all,” said Prof. Jon Howes, Technology Director at Cambridge-based Beecham Research and author of a new report on machine to machine (M2M) security. “The problem with M2M is the business model is always tight so as we put tighter and tighter security in place it will kill the business model and make it uneconomic.”
The key is the end-to-end architecture, he says. This is even more important with the recent launch of low cost microcontrollers such as Silicon Labs’ 49¢ Zero Gecko that include an AES encryption engine to support security applications. "

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By Nick Flaherty www.flaherty.co.uk

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