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How to Create Privacy, Safety and Reliability Through Internet of Things Security Architecture

Published: 22 November 2017

ID: G00328551

Analyst(s): Mark Judd , Ramon Krikken


The scale and diversity of IoT technology pose a sizable security challenge. Strong practices and architecture, focusing on the IoT edge in particular, are critical to managing digital business risk. This document is a primer for technical professionals who are new to building IoT or IoT security.

Table Of Contents


  • The State of Security in Internet of Things Solutions
    • Summary of IoT Exposures and Security Measures
    • IoT Builder and IoT Buyer Perspectives
  • Trust and Resilience by Design for the IoT
    • Creating Trust and Resilience Through Privacy, Safety and Reliability Design
    • Adding Privacy, Safety and Reliability by Design to IoT Initiatives
  • Incorporating Security Into IoT Architecture
    • Identifying IoT Security Exposures
    • Protecting the Edge
    • Protecting the Platform
    • Protecting the Enterprise
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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