A recent Bloomberg article provides a deep dive into just how serious a supply chain attack can be for your business. According to the article, Chinese spies used a tiny microchip on server boards to gain access to more than 30 American companies, including Amazon and Apple.
Preventative maintenance (PM) is one of the main reasons that companies are turning to Internet of Things (IoT) technology. It can help optimize asset performance, decrease operating costs, and even extend the life of the physical asset. All these things add up to enormous savings and increased ROI. It’s no wonder companies are adding sensors and data collection devices throughout their systems to actualize the benefits of PM.
Until recently, security in embedded software was not widely discussed. Now, if you attend any IoT conference, you will find it on the agenda of numerous presentations. Vendors of new frameworks, processes, or communication protocols all mention security even if it’s only an aside, as in, “Oh, and it’s secure.” Given that your system is only as safe as your weakest connection, it’s imperative to understand and plan for security threats you may encounter when you connect your system to the Internet of Things.