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Key IoT development stages

Introductory information on the three key development stages of IoT devices.
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In practical terms, IoT devices go through three key development stages: from the manufacture of the specialised control processors to the delivery of the finished device to the user.

These stages include:

  1. Manufacture of the specialised control processor.
  2. The original device manufacturer (ODM) builds the specification, and customises and programs the device with a combination of open source and proprietary software.
  3. The consumer-facing brand company loads its own API (Interface) to tailor the devices.

At each stage the attention to security may vary in an environment of profit maximisation and cost reduction with little attention given to security. As the world focuses on smart cities and transportation, bolstered by IoT applications, the need for greater security is evident. These security gaps, increasing adoption, and the ubiquitous nature of IoT provide a compelling case for a Security by Design approach to be applied to IoT.


Read the following articles to learn about IoT applications and use cases:

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