Chapter 10–IoT Production, Security and Strength

Consequently, we can see that the manufacturers of IoT products have several difficulties and do have some mitigating circumstances for not producing robustly secure products at low price points. However, it is their brand name on the box, so it is in their interest ultimately to ensure life-cycle software support is built into the design–a way to upgrade over the air–in order to support the product so that it provides lifetime security.

Having said that we come to yet another IoT contradiction, what is the life cycle of a consumer product costing $100 or less? Is it actually realistic to expect a manufacturer to support a product for three or ore years if it is no longer generating revenue? The ...

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