How many engineers does it take to get an IoT security certificate?

How many engineers does it take to get an IoT security certificate?
by Diya Soubra on 01-22-2018 at 12:00 pm

Spoiler alert, the answer is none!

Let me take you back to the beginning to explain that answer.


For the sake of this discussion, I will reduce a complex IoT solution to three fundamental blocks:

  • IoT node
  • IoT Gateway
  • IoT Server

The IoT node is a sensor that converts analog, physical world context into digital data. The node has to haveRead More


How to protect #IoT devices from software attacks!

How to protect #IoT devices from software attacks!
by Diya Soubra on 09-10-2017 at 4:15 pm

#IoT devices are supposed to function properly in the field for many years without human intervention. Given that we know in advance that each #IoT node is going to be hacked in the future, it is essential that some trusted code be isolated from that hack to restore the #IoT application code to a known good state.… Read More


IoT Value chains now and in the future!

IoT Value chains now and in the future!
by Diya Soubra on 08-08-2017 at 12:00 pm

Today, when a company decides to roll out an IoT solution to improve operational efficiency, the management hires a system integrator (SI) to develop and deploy the system. The SI will create and deliver a wholly owned end-to-end solution by externally sourcing all the components required to sense, analyse and decide. There isRead More


Calling on #IoTman to save humanity!

Calling on #IoTman to save humanity!
by Diya Soubra on 05-21-2017 at 7:00 am

We, in the hi-tech community, tend to gravitate towards the technology, the API, the device, the platform, the processes node and to forget the goal behind all of those items. We have all noticed the platform wars and cloud API struggle for #IoT market domination. Someone needs to bring back the discussion to the top level, to why Read More


Dark data to fuel warp speed growth for #IoT

Dark data to fuel warp speed growth for #IoT
by Diya Soubra on 12-07-2016 at 7:00 am

In my world of semiconductors, dark silicon refers to transistors that are present in the chip but that can not be turned on due to thermal constraints. A valid resource that is available but not used. In the case of #IoT we have a lot of data already out there that I would label as dark data, it exists but no one outside the network owner… Read More


Is your #IoT cup half empty or half full?

Is your #IoT cup half empty or half full?
by Diya Soubra on 11-25-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedWhile the optimist and the pessimist argued about whether the cup was half empty or half full, I drank it !

I had seen the above statement a while ago and it jumped to mind while I was considering the state of #IoT today. That funny statement describes exactly the mindset of the players in the market. While the majority argue… Read More


#IoT: Internet of Tomatoes

#IoT: Internet of Tomatoes
by Diya Soubra on 11-18-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedIn a previous post we looked at how we are going to scale #IoT deployments. The conclusion was that we needed the notions of trust and privacy to be in place for that to happen. In a follow up post, we looked at using a middle man to provider a broker platform that would mediate transactions between server side service applications… Read More


#IoT Big Data is worthless!

#IoT Big Data is worthless!
by Diya Soubra on 11-08-2016 at 7:00 am

I have been writing about big data for over three years now. In all that I wrote and many articles that I read, there is an underlying assumption that people naturally accept the huge economic value associated with big data. It turns out that this is a bad assumption. They don’t!

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There are many people that see big… Read More