Security, the Internet of Things and Microcontrollers

The Internet of Things (IoT), in its essence, covers connecting a large number of devices (Things) to the internet (Internet). This is highly useful, as it gives devices on the ground access to the cloud, however it also exposes said devices to many threats and brings in more attack vectors to wherever the devices are installed. As a result, security should always go hand in hand when talking about IoT.

Smart Cities and IoT

Perhaps one of the most exciting areas of IoT development is the smart city. Let's look at what that means and what the future might hold...

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has this to say about how it sees smart cities... “The effective integration of physical, digital and human systems in the built environment to deliver sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future for its citizens". That’s all good but let's add some substance to this. How is this integration going to help deliver sustainability, prosperity and inclusivity?