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Issues on Internet of Things and security

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Internet of Things? IoT? network? smart grid? security?

A Google search on the Internet of Things (IoT) suggests that a multitude of smart devices will soon be talking to each other and deciding how the world operates without our (human) intervention. Fantasy stories on the Internet want us to believe that every atom on earth could be chattering away on a network someday. This sounds futuristic and completely detached from reality, but the IoT is already here, in the form of the smart grid.

The smart grid has broken from the fantasies of the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide something useful. In this article we discuss why the smart grid does not follow the pervasive IoT fantasy projections. We will show how real IoT deployments are made to better manage valuable resources and how an IoT creates a critical need for security.

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Originally published by Maxim Integrated Products Inc. at as "Silicon, Security, and the Internet of Things".

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