If you’re designing a connected device for the Internet of Things (IoT), there are six key IoT design mistakes to avoid, Gianfranco Bonanome writes on TechTarget’s IoT Agenda. Bonanome addresses points such as whether you should even connect your device, if your design is scalable, and most importantly, when to consider your security approach.
“Security needs to be baked into your IoT design process, not added on as an afterthought,” Bonanome says—and he’s right. With connected devices expected to outnumber people 6 to 1 by 2020, there’s no room for lax IoT security. With so much potential for a breach, security is a “must-have,” he says. In addition to putting security first, Bonanome recommends end-to-end security mechanisms, end-to-end data encryption, access and authorization control and activity auditing.
Take a look at the rest of Bonanome’s tips for a better IoT device design here.